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Quick voted in for city commissioner, Davis and Doss return

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The Rome City Commission and Cave Spring City Council will each be getting a new member in January following elections in the two municipalities Tuesday.

Randy Quick was one of the three top vote-getters in Rome’s Ward 2 race, along with Mayor Jamie Doss and Commissioner Wendy Davis, according to unofficial results from the Floyd County Elections Office.

They beat out incumbent Sue Lee and challengers Bill Kerestes and Monica Sheppard for the three open seats.

In Cave Spring, incumbent Councilwoman Nellie McCain held her post against political newcomer Marly Peals, 133 to 94, according to Elections Supervisor Judy Dickinson.

Nancy Fricks won over Linde Wentz, 122 to 102, for the seat being vacated by Councilmember Mike Ragland; and Councilmember Charles Jackson, who was unopposed for a full four-year term, drew 188 votes.

In Rome, Doss again pulled in the most votes, 2,451, which gave him 23.58 percent of the total cast. He’s been on the commission since 1993.

“I’m honored to have such wonderful support,” he said. “We have a lot of devoted employees and citizens, and I look forward to a great future.”

The mayor also issued a challenge to all the candidates.

“Let’s see who can get their signs down first,” he said.

Davis came in second, with 2,035 votes, equal to 19.57 percent of the vote divided among six candidates. She also took the second-highest number of votes in her first election, in 2013.

“I’m delighted the people of Rome decided to re-elect me for a second term,” she said. “I’m excited about the progress we’re making over in the River District and keeping downtown Rome thriving. I’m looking forward to getting back to work.”

Quick, a partner and general manager with Rome Radio Partners LLC, is a political newcomer. He pulled in 1,932 votes, 18.58 percent.

“I’m deeply humbled by the number of votes I got,” he said. “I look forward to the next four years and the opportunity to be a part of Rome’s wonderful future.”

Lee, who was first elected in 2009, was off the campaign trail for several months with a broken foot. She won 1,650 votes. First-time campaigners Sheppard and Kerestes took 1,449 votes and 846 votes respectively.