Two incumbents, former council member prevail in Frankford election

FRANKFORD – Both incumbents and a former council member emerged winners Saturday afternoon in the town of Frankford’s 2018 municipal election.

Edward “Skip” Ash and Pamela Davis were re-elected while Velicia Melson secured the other council term in the three-hour election on Feb. 3.

Mr. Ash received 39 votes, Ms. Davis and Ms. Melson both landed 36 votes and the fourth council candidate, Dawn E Marvel-Beck fell short with nine votes.

Council terms are for two years.

Ms. Melson served briefly on Frankford town council. She was elected in February 2015 and resigned from council in August of that year.

Council seats held by Mr. Ash, Ms. Davis and Marty Presley were up for election this year.

Mr. Presley did not seek re-election as he had previously informed council he would be moving and would no longer be residing in the town.

The three winners will be sworn in Monday, Feb. 5 at the regular town council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

They join current council president Joanne Bacon and Gregory Welch on the town’s five-member governing body.

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