The Mebane City Council will have a new face in 2020, as Sean Ewing, in his second run, has earned a spot on the local elected board. With all four precincts reporting in Alamance and Orange Counties, Ewing earned the highest number of votes in the municipal election.
While Philipps will return to the City Council, Ewing will replace another longtime City Council member, Everette Greene, who placed third in the voting. More than 2,500 total votes were ultimately cast in this year’s Mebane City Council race.
Ed Hooks, who ran unopposed in the Mebane Mayor’s race, will move across the aisle and take his place as the de facto leader of the town.
Hooks, who has more than 30 years of experience on the Mebane City Council, received a grand total of 1,091 votes across two counties. There will be a special election to replace Hooks’ spot on the City Council next year.
MEBANE MAYOR (4 PRECINCTS REPORTING)
Ed Hooks 1,091 votes 92.7 percent
Write-In (Misc.) 85 votes 7.2 percent
MEBANE CITY COUNCIL (4 PRECINCTS REPORTING)
Sean C. Ewing 687 votes 27.4 percent
Patty Philipps 659 votes 26.3 percent
Everette Greene 496 votes 19.8 percent
Shelby Dent 446 votes 17.8 percent
Jim Harding 213 votes 8.5 percent