INDEPENDENCE — A surprise write-in candidate won one of three Independence Town Council seats in the May 4 election.
Independence residents elected a mayor and three council members last Tuesday.
Of the 86 write-in votes cast by citizens, 42 wrote in votes for Jeremy Walters.
That was enough to oust council member Cecil Adams, who received the lowest number of votes, 36.
Also elected were W. F. “Buddy” Halsey, former vice mayor, with 43 votes and Tom E. Maxwell, current vice mayor, with 44 votes.