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McBrayer: It is still going to be a challenge

May 7, 2013

Initial election results on Tuesday night indicate that Keith McBrayer will keep his Ward 4 post, and it is a landslide victory.
With a little over 700 total absentee votes to be counted, McBrayer has already secured 93 percent of the vote in his ward against opponent A.C. House Jr.
McBrayer leads 733-50.
"That's great," McBrayer said from the Civic on Tuesday night after ballots had been counted, noting that this was the largest margin of victory for him to date.
McBrayer says that the last four years have been tough for the city and the region, but decision were made to keep the town moving in a down economy.
"It has been difficult," McBrayer said. "It was a challenge. Everyone is hurting."
McBrayer says that his constituents voted based off of years of proven service to Ward 4.
"I did it by listening to people, learning to solve problems and making myself accessible," McBrayer said. "Whenever my phone went off, I made sure I was there."
McBrayer admits that the news that Yokohama Tire is opening its doors in 2015 makes this election a little more special, but he says that West Point will still have challenges.
"We don't want to stop there," McBrayer said of the Yokohama deal. "We want to improve those unemployment numbers, we want to improve the housing market, and we want the quality of life to improve for everyone."

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