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Ross Bradley wins Monroe City Council seat
Covington business owner wins 2 elections in one day without runoff
Historic Walton County Courthouse
The Historic Walton County Courthouse is seen in a file photo from 2015. - photo by David Clemons

MONROE, Ga. — Covington businessman Ross Bradley has been elected to the Monroe City Council.

Bradley, 28, is the owner of Your Pie in downtown Covington, but a resident of Monroe. He is a graduate of George Walton Academy in Monroe and the University of Mississippi.

Ross Bradley
Covington business owner Ross Bradley was elected to the Monroe City Council in 2017. - photo by Brittney Fitzpatrick
He actually won two elections Tuesday: a special election to fill an unexpired term through the end of the year, and a four-year term beginning Jan. 1. In both cases, Bradley will represent District 3 on the Monroe City Council.

Results in the special election, to fill the unexpired term of Nathan Purvis, were:

  •      Leon Boyce, 47 votes (18.65 percent)
  •      Ross Bradley, 171 votes (67.86 percent)
  •      Adriane Brown, 33 votes (13.1 percent)
  •      Write-ins, one vote (0.4 percent)

Results in the general election for a term for 2018-21, were:

  •      Leon Boyce, 45 votes (17.79 percent)
  •      Ross Bradley, 172 votes (67.98 percent)
  •      Adriane Brown, 35 votes (13.83 percent)
  •      Write-ins, one vote (0.4 percent)

Bradley opened the Your Pie restaurant at 1115 Washington St. SW, Covington, in February 2016. Earlier this year it was honored for having the best sales of 46 Your Pie locations in 16 states. He previously opened a Your Pie location in Snellville which was the first store to reach $1 million in revenue in the company’s history.

Bradley began his career in the restaurant industry with Amici in Monroe in 2013, and he is developing the Silver Queen restaurant in downtown Monroe, with plans to open in 2018.

Bradley serves as the co-chairman of the Walton County Boys and Girls Club.

Monroe voters also rejected theirthree-term mayor Tuesday. Mayor Greg Thompson lost his bid for re-election when he failed to make a runoff. First-time candidates John Howard and Sandra Shurling will oppose each other in the Dec. 5 runoff.

Howard, a local businessman, got 536 votes (41.42 percent) to 383 votes (29.6 percent) for Shurling, a Monroe Realtor.

Thompson, who owns a grocery store, had 373 votes (28.83 percent). There were two write-in votes.

Another runoff will be necessary in one of the city’s superdistricts between former Mayor and Municipal Court Judge David Dickinson and Lidia Garrett.

Dickinson had 194 votes (36.06 percent) to Garrett’s 183 votes (34.01 percent) in the District 8 race. Incumbent Jimmy Richardson had 158 votes (29.37 percent), and there were three write-in votes.

Vice Mayor Wayne Adcock was re-elected without opposition in District 6.