SMITHVILLE • For Smithville’s mayoral race — the town's only contested race on Tuesday’s ballot — Nancy Bishop received 47 votes, or 34% to Phil Goodwin’s 87 votes, or 64%.
There were three write-ins.
Bishop and Goodwin are both sitting members of the board of aldermen.
Goodwin will succeed one-term Mayor Earl Wayne Cowley.
After the new administration takes office in July, Smithville will have to set special elections for alderman seats. Three people — incumbent Sheila Bennett, Jimmy Dabbs and Leigh Skinner — were elected to the board of aldermen, and two people will be elected in the special election to fill the remaining seats.
Each of Smithville’s aldermen hold at-large positions.
All candidates in Smithville ran as independents.