Carr Wins Newton Runoff

There will be a new mayor in the city of Newton, though it hasn't yet been decided who it will be.

David Carr won the Democratic Primary runoff Tuesday, defeating incumbent Mayor Michael Pickens by about 50 votes.

Carr, who owns an insurance agency in town, said all cities are facing similar problems.

"You know, you want your crime taken care of. You want your streets paved," Carr said. "You want more bang for the buck. As far as going out and getting new industry, that's tough. What you've got to do is work now with existing industry to make sure that they're able to stay here. That they've got a business-friendly environment. And to shop in Newton, to get people to open small businesses, people to do their business in Newton."

Carr will face independent candidate, Robert Moore, in the June 2 general election.

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