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Incumbents win in Edmond council races

Mayor Charles Lamb and Ward 4 Councilman Nick Massey won new terms in Edmond elections Tuesday, with 32 of 32 precincts reporting.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: April 2, 2013 at 11:43 pm •  Published: April 2, 2013

Incumbent Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb walked away with an overwhelming 81.7 percent of the vote in Tuesday's general election.

Lamb, 66, beat his opponent Richard Prawdzienski, 65, by a vote of 2,069 to 464. Prawdzienski received 18.3 percent of the vote.

Lamb, who was appointed mayor 18 months ago, will serve a full two-year term.

Lamb and incumbent Ward 4 Councilman Nick Massey led throughout the evening while votes in 32 precincts were counted.

Massey, 65, beat challenger Shilpa Abbitt, 42, by a vote of 1,694 to 819. Massey won with 67.4 percent of the vote. Abbitt tallied 32.6 percent of the vote.

Massey was appointed to the Ward 4 job a year ago. This was Abbitt's first run at public office.

Lamb and Massey, along with about 50 of their supporters and family members, spent the evening at a joint watch party at the home of Massey and his wife, Dr. Karen Mahlmeister, as the votes were being counted.

Lamb, Massey and Ward 3 Councilman Darrell Davis will be sworn into office May 6. Davis did not draw an opponent. The council positions are for four years.

“I am honored the margin was that good,” Lamb said.

“I am going to keep doing what I have been doing.”

Lamb, who has lived in the same house in Edmond since 1959, has been on the city council for 16 years.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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