Flint City Council getting a new look with 5 new members

Published: Nov. 7, 2017 at 10:49 PM EST
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(11/07/2017) - More than half of the Flint City Council will be new faces after Tuesday's election shook up the nine-member body.

Two incumbents did not seek re-election while three incumbents were voted out of office, according to unofficial results.

Ward 1,

incumbent Eric Mays beat Anita Brown with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

Ward 2,

newcomer Maurice Davis beat incumbent Jackie Poplar with 57 percent of the vote.

Ward 3,

newcomer Santino Guerra beat incumbent Kerry Nelson with 61 percent of the vote.

Ward 4,

incumbent Kate Fields beat newcomer Michael Doan with 62 percent of the vote.

Ward 5,

newcomer Jeri Winfrey-Carter beat incumbent Wantwaz Davis with 51 percent of the vote.

Ward 6,

incumbent Herbert Winfrey beat newcomer Chia Morgan with 54 percent of the vote.

Ward 7,

incumbent Monica Galloway beat newcomer Heather Morolla Kale with 52 percent of the vote.

Ward 8,

newcomer L. Allan Griggs beat fellow newcomer Joyce Ellis-McNeal with 49 percent of the vote. Incumbent Vicki VanBuren did not seek re-election.

Ward 9,

newcomer Eva Worthing was the only name on the ballot and received 804 votes while 318 write-in votes were cast. Incumbent Scott Kincaid did not seek re-election, opting to run for mayor instead.