Even though his name wasn't on the ballot, Danville Mayor John W.D. Bowling was thoroughly repudiated in Tuesday's election.
The two commission members - Chester Kavanaugh and Ryan Owens - who have consistently voted with the mayor were resoundingly defeated. Owens came in dead last in the eight-candidate field and Kavanaugh came in sixth.
At the same time, the two incumbent commissioner members - Jamey Gay and Terry Crowley - who have often been on the outside looking in for the past two years, did well in Tuesday's voting. Gay was the leading vote-getter and Crowley came in third.
If that wasn't enough - as if to emphasize even more their displeasure with Bowling - the voters returned former mayor Alex Stevens to the commission. Stevens was one of two people (Pat Smith was the other) that Bowling defeated in winning the mayor's office in 2002.