Incumbent Becky Rich ardson and challenger Rich ard Mayberry, a former Braselton councilman, are headed to a runoff, with political newcomer Joy Basham finishing third.
Who are they: Richardson, who works at Liberty Mutual, is finishing her first four-year term. Mayberry, who works in marketing, served on the council 2005-15.
How they reacted: Richardson said she’s glad she “made it to a runoff. I’ll just continue to be out and campaigning and doing all that I can to ensure I get a win.” Mayberry said a runoff means “several more weeks of work, but I’m looking forward to continuing to speak to constituents regarding the issues.”
On the issues: A major concern for both is growth, with Richardson saying the challenge is how the council can assure residents that it will be “reasonable and measured.” Mayberry has said, “We’ve just got to protect the future by not approving everything.”
What’s next: Richardson and Mayberry face off in a Dec. 3 runoff.
Braselton Town Council, District 1
Becky Richardson: 44.6%
Richard Mayberry: 30%
Joy Basham: 25.4%