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Sexton gets 6th council seat




ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE — The eyes of Whitesburg City Council candidates Thomas Sexton (left) and Matt Butler (center) and Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade were focused on a coin tossed last Thursday to break a tie vote for the sixth council seat. Sexton won the toss by calling “tails.” (Photo by Sally Barto)

ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE — The eyes of Whitesburg City Council candidates Thomas Sexton (left) and Matt Butler (center) and Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade were focused on a coin tossed last Thursday to break a tie vote for the sixth council seat. Sexton won the toss by calling “tails.” (Photo by Sally Barto)

Tails I win.

Tom Sexton became the sixth person elected to the Whitesburg City Council last Thursday when he won a coin toss held in the offices of Letcher County Court Clerk Winston Meade.

Sexton, 27, had been tied with Whitesburg attorney Matthew Thomas Butler in the very first political race for either candidate. Each received 282 votes on November 6. Sexton won the toss after calling tails while the coin was in the air.

Sexton, a recent graduate of Morehead State University, joins incumbents Larry D. Everidge (447 votes), John Williams (390), Robin Bowen-Watko (352), James W. “Jimmy” Bates (390) and Sheila Page Shortt with 300 votes.

Sharon Kaye Sexton, who was appointed to complete the term of her sister, the late Freda McFall, received 238 votes last week. Gary “Gabo” Collins received 255 votes.


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