Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray moving on in 5th Ward race


(Daily file photo by Maytham al-Zayer)

Robin Rue Simmons speaks at a forum she attended on Jan. 19 with the other candidates for 5th Ward alderman, mayor and city clerk. Simmons received most votes in the primary on Tuesday.

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Robin Rue Simmons received the highest number of votes in the 5th Ward primary race Tuesday evening.

With all four precincts in the ward reporting, Simmons earned just over 50 percent of the vote, with 366 votes. Carolyn Murray followed, with 21 percent. Simmons and Murray will move on to the general election in April.

Carlis Sutton carried over 15 percent of the vote, and Misty Witenberg earned just under 10 percent. Daniel Featherson carried under 4 percent of the vote.

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