Dallas M. McNew has become the newest member of the Newburg City Council after winning Tuesday's general municipal election with 80 percent of the votes.
McNew won the race for the Ward 1 council seat by getting 21 votes, or 80.77 percent, compared to his challenger, Christopher G. Davis, who received five votes, or 19.23 percent.
"I'm very happy with the results," said McNew. "It's time to go to work now. I told the people in my ward that I'm here to work for them. I'm more than willing to make myself available to them. I appreciate and thank everyone who voted for me."
Davis called the election a "good experience." Davis added, "I want to thank those who did come out in support of me and I will try again next time."
There were no write-in votes in this race.
Doreen Moore, who currently holds the Ward 1 position, did not file for re-election. Moore was appointed by Mayor James Poucher to fill the term of Mark Fox, who left the board in the summer of 2012.
In Ward 2, incumbent council member Randy Brinkley Sr. ran unopposed for the position. There were eight votes cast for Brinkley. There also was one-write-in vote cast in this race.
Newburg City Council members serve two-year terms.