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Jennings re-elected Watertown Mayor

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By Sabrina Garrett
The Wilson Post

Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings was elected to serve another four year term for his native city on Tuesday.

Jennings, who ran unopposed, was first elected mayor in 1983 and has continued to be successful in every race since. I appreciate the confidence of the people electing me to be their mayor for another four years, Jennings said.

Originally, Jennings, who also serves at the Wilson County Attorney, said it was the people in his community that asked him to run for the position. I live there and have a wife and three children in Watertown. People kept asking and I wanted to give something back to the community, he said.

Jennings won with 404 votes, or 97.35 percent. When asked if he plans to run for the seat again in 2016, Jennings said that it was a question he had already been asked several times that day. At my age, I dont make plans too far ahead, he joked.

The three at-large Watertown Alderman seats were won by Brandy Baird-Holcomb with 263 votes, Tony Lea with 340 votes and James Tom Nix with 253 votes.

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