Hamlet Voters Oust Incumbent Councilman


Connie Bailey has unseated Frank Lonigro Jr. as Ward 3 council member in Hamlet. Bailey won by a margin of 26 to nine at the town’s Democratic convention Tuesday.

Before the vote was taken, Lonigro expressed concern that only those who had declared affiliation with the Democratic Party or independents would be allowed to vote, and Republicans would not get a chance to take part. Since there are no Republicans running, Bailey wins the seat.