Morris elected new Wilsonville mayor

By SCOTT MIMS / Staff Writer 

WILSONVILLE — Ricky Ray Morris is the newly elected mayor of Wilsonville, garnering 270 votes to defeat Greg Smith with 157 votes.

There were a total 254 votes counted at the poll for Morris, in addition to 16 absentee votes. Smith had 152 votes counted at the poll plus five absentee votes.

“Super support to help me get to where I’m at, and I’m going to have super support in carrying out the duties of the mayor of the town because we have fine folks around us to get the job done,” said Morris, who previously served for 16 years on the town council. “I want to thank everybody for supporting me, and I’m ready to go to work.”

The seven winning candidates for Wilsonville Town Council are, in order of the number of votes, Blake Ray with 343 votes, Richard Atchison with 317 votes, Melissa Rosetta with 289 votes, Gordon Fluker with 257 votes, Larry Lowe with 256 votes, Mavis Cohill with 255 votes and Lauren Kennamer with 250 votes.

Ray, Atchison, Rosetta and Fluker were incumbents.

“I’m happy to have won,” said Lowe, one of the council’s newcomers. “The only reason I ran is to help the town.”