Carruth, Matheis and Whiteside elected to Landrum City Council

Published 8:48 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In Landrum, candidate Johnny Carruth grabbed the most votes for a place on city council with 229 in his favor.

Carruth is no newcomer to Landrum city government. Before an approximately eight-year hiatus, Carruth had spent a decade on Landrum’s City Council.

He said things were tough then but he believes new economic challenges require the need for even stronger leadership now.

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“There’s going to be some challenging times ahead, especially with the decrease of federal and state funds coming from every direction,” Carruth said. “So, we’ve got to do whatever we can to spread the tax burden. We’ve got to save where we can and as a city we have to create new jobs and broaden our economic base. With the council we have I think it can be done.”

Incumbent Joyce Whiteside, who received 174 votes, will return to council.

“I am just really looking forward to continuing the work we’ve done in Landrum,” Whiteside said. “We have a great town but we can always work hard to improve the quality of life for our citizens. I’m just happy to get another chance to do that.”

So will Jon Matheis, who brought in 164 votes.

“This is an opportunity to carry on with things we have started in this first term that I served,” Matheis said. “Including projects like renovating the depot. I look forward to a lot of hard work ahead.”

Incumbent Randy Wohnig lost his seat after garnering just 145 votes.

These results are all according to unofficial results.