Will Haynie wins Mount Pleasant mayor election over Linda Page by 2-to-1 margin

Will Haynie (WCIV)

Will Haynie defeated incumbent Linda Page in the election for mayor of Mount Pleasant Tuesday night by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.

With all precincts reporting, county election officials report Haynie leads Page 11,136-5,712 (66%-35%)

"We started this over a year ago by saying 'Yes we will,' and tonight you said 'Yes we will!'" Haynie told supporters at a watch party Tuesday night.

Haynie ran with the support of the Save Shem Creek group, campaigning on plans to address what some in the city see as out-of-control growth and development.

"The message in Mount Pleasant was the same," Haynie said of his discussions with voters in different parts of the city. "We're growing too much, we're growing too fast."

Page said Tuesday she will not concede defeat in the election until the vote is confirmed, but said she will support Haynie in the transition if he ultimately is declared the winner. Page also said no matter what the final outcome, "It will be great for the town either way."

Results of the election will be confirmed on Friday, at which point an official winner will be declared.

Meanwhile, preliminary voting results show Mount Pleasant elected three new town council members, while incumbent Gary Santos retained his seat.

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