Two long-time Danville Town Council members were re-elected in Tuesday's election, along with eight-year Planning Commissioner Renee Morgan. The three celebrated at Vice Mayor Robert Storer's home where they enthusiastically checked election results online.
"I couldn't be more proud to play a small part...in making this the greatest community to live in," said current Mayor Newell Arnerich, adding, "We still have a lot of work to do."
Arnerich was re-elected alongside 21-year Council Veteran Mike Doyle, the two have served as mayor multiple times and will continue Danville's current rotation in December, where Arnerich will be re-installed as mayor; he is currently filling out the term left by Candace Andersen when she became District 2 Supervisor. Morgan is serving her third term on the School Site Council and is involved in several town commissions.
"Danville is my passion, it is something I've worked hard for for the last eight years and it's nice to know that the town of Daville gets it," she said. "Danville truly means so much to me and I couldn't be happier."
Seven candidates made a bid for three seats on the Town Council, including retired Dryers executive Bob Nealis, who garnered 11.21 percent of the vote in fourth place. Doyle and Arnerich were neck and neck for most of the race, with Doyle pulling 24.10 percent of Danville voters and Arnerich receiving 23.44 percent. Morgan took in 5,926 votes, or 14.72 percent.
Current and new councilmembers will be installed during the town's annual mayoral installation in December. Doyle and Arnerich concluded four-year terms in office and will serve another four years; Morgan will begin her four-year term later this year.