The winners of the Danville City Commission election have all been commissioners before, but they aren't all incumbents. Jamey Gay, Kevin Caudill, Terry Crowley and Alex Stevens were victorious Tuesday, and will take their seats in January.
Incumbents Chester Kavanaugh and Ryan Owens, along with challengers Tom McKune and Gordon Howe, were unsuccessful in their bids for office.
Gay, head athletic trainer at Centre College, had the most votes, 3,753. According to tradition, he would be mayor pro tem. Gay had the most votes in 2002, but commissioners Kavanaugh, Owens and Mayor John W.D. Bowling put Owens in the position.
After the election results had been announced Tuesday, Gay was not himself. His son, Jameson, had been in a car accident in Lexington, and Gay got the phone call at 6 p.m., the time polls closed. His son was OK, but Gay said he was still shaken.