Goode takes close Junction City Council race

November 05, 2003|LIZ MAPLES

JUNCTION CITY - In his first election, Donnie Goode won the vacant Junction City Council seat Tuesday by eight votes.

Goode had 201 votes or 51 percent while Brad Murphy had 193 votes or 49 percent.

Results are complete but unofficial from Boyle County Clerk Denise Curtsinger.

The council seat became vacant when newly elected council member Melissa Miller moved outside city limits in January.

Murphy was appointed to fill the seat until the election.

There were 394 voters who went to the polls.

"I'm going to get to work right away," Goode said Tuesday at the courthouse.

He had come to hear the votes as the precincts reported.

"The biggest thing is the deficit," he said.

"We need to get the city out of debt."


Goode, 34, owns Heritage Closing Agency. An ordained Baptist minister, he is a supply pastor.

During his election, he said he wanted the city to have 24-hour police protection, be debt-free and resolve water and sewerage problems.

Goode said his open door, open phone policy began as soon as he was elected.

"You voted for me, elected me, now tell me what you want," he said.

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