Three Winterville City Council positions were on the ballot for the November 2 Winterville municipal election in two separate races:
Bruce Johnson and Gary Snow ran for two seats that have 4-year terms. These seats were bundled together and the top two were elected. This was no longer a contested race after Mark Farmer withdrew early in the race to run for a partial 2-year term (see below). However, I still wanted and needed your vote. Your vote let the Mayor and City Council know that you support me and my platform. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I started my term in January of 2022.
Melissa Metzger and Mark Farmer ran for one seat with a partial 2-year term that opened up when Mary Quinn resigned. There was only one seat available so this was a contested race. Melissa Metzger won and started serving on City Council in November 2021.
There was also an Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) referendum on the ballot that includes updated technology for instruction, support for digital learning, and modernized safety and security equipment, as well as new school buses to replace older, less efficient vehicles, ongoing maintenance on schools and athletic facilities (roofing, carpet, HVAC, paint, and lighting), upgraded equipment and kitchens for nutrition, and upgraded custodial equipment. This referendum passed.
Voter turnout was 24% (236 voters out of 983 registered voters).