Gorman defeats Steele by 7 votes


Mobelini, Brotherton, Quillen, Gorman elected to city commission

HAZARD — The race for Hazard City Commission was highly contested between incumbent Ricky Steele and Lawrence “Dew” Gorman. Gorman narrowly defeated Steele by seven votes.

Voters of Hazard chose up to four candidates. Those on the ballot included Lawrence “Dew” Gorman, Susan Martin Brotherton, John Quillen, Donald “Happy” Mobelini, and Ricky Steele.

This was Gorman’s first time running for city commissioner, while Mobelini held the position years prior.

Brotherton, Quillen, and Steele were the incumbents in the race.

Mobelini took the most votes with 1,158 votes cast in his favor. He took 24.63 percent of total votes.

Brotherton earned 972 votes, taking 20.68 percent of the total votes.

Quillen took 20.34 percent of total votes, with voters casting 956 votes in his favor.

The final spot on the city commission became a tight race between incumbent Steele and Gorman.

Gorman narrowly defeated Steele by seven votes. He earned 811 votes cast, taking 17.25 percent of total votes.

Steele came up with 804 votes cast, earning 17.1o percent of total votes.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting in, Mobelini, Brotherton, Quillen, and Gorman are elected to the Hazard City Commission.

TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.

Mobelini, Brotherton, Quillen, Gorman elected to city commission
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