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Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry has defeated challenger Bill Newberry unofficially, 1,317-766. The Taylorville Mayor who first was named Mayor in 2017, has handled quite a bit since his time in office including a tornado and COVID-19.


Barry has been excited for the new website “Small Town Taylorville” and has goals for increasing business in downtown Taylorville. He is also proud of the Business Development District that has done a good job of bringing business to the city. 

With Pana Mayor Don Kroski not seeking reelection, the field was open for a new candidate. Nathan Pastor defeated Steve Scott and Rod Helm with 547 votes. New Pana Mayor Nathan Pastor has a vision to “Revitalize, Restore, and Regrow the City of Roses.” 


Roger D. Cox won the election for Mayor of Assumption, defeating Ricky Bradshaw Jr. and Cole Johnson. Cox won with 138 votes. Josephine Rodden won the election for Mayor of Bulpitt and Bob Morris won the election for Village President of Kincaid defeating Deborah Freeston. Larry Tolliver defeated Patrick Kane for election in Morrisonville as the Mayor. Tolliver had 161 votes. Boomer Neece won President of Moweaqua with 1 vote. Michel White won the election for Mayor in Mt. Auburn defeating Incumbent Amber Dooley 66-59. 

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