The voters of Greensboro expressed satisfaction with the three at-large city councilmembers, electing them all to four-year terms.
It appears that At-large City Councilmember and former Mayor Yvonne Johnson will once again be serving as mayor pro tem. Johnson led the ticket by a wide margin with 19,157 votes for 25.16 percent. Any city councilmember can be elected mayor pro tem, but by tradition the City Council elects the at-large councilmember who received the most votes.
At-large City Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter once again finished second with 15,316 votes for 20.11 percent. Abuzuaiter was first elected in 2011.
At-large City Councilmember Hugh Holston, who was appointed to his position in September 2021, won his first election by finishing third with 11,925 votes for 15.66 percent. Holston had finished fourth in the May 17 primary when the top six finishers move on to the general election.
Katie Rossabi, in fourth place, was not far behind with 11,371 votes for 14.93 percent. Rossabi was the only Republican in the at-large race and there was an effort to get conservatives to only vote for Rossabi, but that effort came up a few hundred votes short.
Rossabi finished fifth in the May 17 primary, so she moved up one place in the general election but needed to move up two to win.
Tracy Furman finished fifth with 9,069 votes for 11.91 percent. Furman finished third in the primary but dropped two places in the general election.
Linda Wilson finished sixth with 8,756 votes for 11.5 percent. Wilson also finished sixth in the primary.
This was a unique election in more ways than the fact that it was delayed twice and held at the end of July instead of the beginning of November.
The voter turnout for the primary was higher than the voter turnout for the general election.
For example, Johnson received 23,925 votes in the primary when she also finished first compared to the 19,157 votes she received in the general election.
Gravy train continues here in Griftsboro.
Care to guess WHY I don’t live in GSO anymore?
You were replaced the day you moved
Yea with a few more baby momma daddies like you
Voters are STUPID!! And just watch the ones that voted for this travesty complain about their high taxes. Stupid is as stupid does!
What is wrong with these people that keep voting in the brain dead? This city had a chance, 4 more years of the same might kill it all together. Just don’t understand ?? SMH
Folks who voted for these 3 morons must be living in a different universe than I.
Four more years of spending our money on foolishness!!!
We need to vote with our feet. too late for us.
It is sad that the voters in GSO do not know or care what is happening with our tax dollars. They still have tax increases left on the table so be prepared next year for more increases. More hidden agendas and less transparency will be the rule of the day. More donations/gifts to Woke agendas that have little or no transparency. The voters have spoken and it is scary how the council and the city leans left. There is no one on the council to question the agenda. The press that will or can question the agenda is being muffled by the policies of the city manager and city lawyer. Just a sad state of affairs! If you want the real story look at who donated to the candidates in a big way.
I’ve got one and a half feet out of this grotesque area. Sad, I grew up here and lived all my life until I built in SC last year. The thugs, thieves, Kings and Queens have ruined this area and according to this election, it’s gone forever. Making Durham look good these days.
With the results of the City Council election completed, I have come to the conclusion that there are commonalities among the voters who continue to put these same people back in office. They are either one or all of the following:
1. uniformed 2. receive government assistance 3. do not pay taxes 4. are just plain stupid. Einstein stated that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, most of us who did not support this slate of idiots can count on one thing: we won’t be getting any different results. The citizens of Greensboro deserve much better. But, you get what you voted for so lets see how happy we will be!
Just making stuff up again I see. Typical.
Where the he!! Is the 900k for poor ole misunderstood Johnson’s cure violence program with the war on Randleman Road as Hightower says. What can she offer as proof of what’s working or better yet how is the taxpayers money being spent
Same old same old…keep your expectations low as nothing will get better.
The large percentage of eligible voters who refused to get up off their lazy axxxx, er boys, and go vote are responsible for this. Don’t cha think?
I am of the recorded history of RARELY DO WRITE IN VOTES overcome the registered candidates. I personally disdain the mud slinging in that it reduces the mud slinger to the same critique. This town is not ‘as in the movies’ for the dance of politics as a organized effort without the analysis of voters and a regular election, not as this was drawn out and looked suspicious anyway. The parties do or do not have the insider issues as ‘clubs’ do, their own politics. Coming together is essential for any achievements. We conservatives dropped the ball on this painful coming 4 yr.city council “Yee Haw” Gotta get it together or it will run us over and over and I believe I may just move too.