Lahr, Newell reelected as councilmen

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

Charleston City Councilmen Jeffrey Lahr and Tim Newell won the elections to their positions April 2.

Lahr received 38.66 percent of the votes (665 votes), and Newell received 34.19 percent of the votes (588 votes).

The incumbents were up against Quincy Combs, father of Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs who was the city street department superintendent before he retired in 2018, and Jason Koonce, who works on the geographic information system mapping for the city.

Combs received 244 votes, 14.19 percent, and Koonce received 223 votes, 12.97 percent.

Of the 10,260 registered voters in the 21 precincts whose votes elected the councilmen, 941 ballots were cast, making the voter turnout 9.2 percent.

The total number of votes counted was 1,720.