Bailey, Huelse Win Oxford Board Of Aldermen Seatings by 70 Percent of Vote

Bailey and Huelse

It was a clean sweep for two Republican candidates in Tuesday’s Oxford Board Alderman elections.

Jason Bailey (R) won is bid for re-election for Ward VI defeating Wayne Andrews (D) 299 to 183 votes, which doesn’t include absentee ballots. Mark Huelse (R), co-owner of Something Southern and Elite Cabinetry on Oxford Square, defeated Paula Shanks (D) by a vote of 249-103 in the Ward II seat race.

Bailey and Huelse each won their respective races by roughly 70 percent of the vote.

“Our leadership ability was recognized by the voters,” said Bailey. “Voters have trusted us to guide them the next four years.”

Oxford’s Board of Aldermen includes:

Mayor: Robyn Tannehill


Ward 1 – Rick Addy
Ward 2 – Mark Huelse
Ward 3 – Janice Antonow
Ward 4 – Ulysses Howell
Ward 5 – Preston Taylor
Ward 6 – Jason Bailey
Alderman At-Large – John Morgan

Taylor Municipal Election were also held June 6, 2017.


76 Total Ballots Voted
69 Regular Ballots
7 Absentee Ballots
1 Rejected Affidavit Ballot

70 Mayor Jim Hamilton – Elected (93% of Ballots Voted)

5 At Large Aldermen

59 Carolyn (Lyn) Roberts – Elected (78% of Ballots Voted)
57 Tim Bridges – Elected (75% of Ballots Voted)
52 Jimmie Willingham – Elected (69% of Ballots Voted)
48 Courtney Covington – Elected (64% of Ballots Voted)

42 Ellen Meacham – Tied 5th Seat (56% of Ballots Voted)
42 Noel Montgomery – Tied 5th Seat (56% of Ballots Voted)

40 Justin Reid – Defeated (53% of Ballots Voted)

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