Lockwood Sage Jacob

With 896 votes, incumbent Pat Lockwood was the top vote getter in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 race to retain her seat on the Fenton City Council.

 Sean Sage and Brad Jacob will join her for the next four years on council. Sage received 857 votes and Jacob, 732 votes.

 Incumbent Cherie Smith trailed with a vote of 653 and Nancy Draves with a vote of 642. Newcomer Damien Siwik received 450 votes.

 After the results were in, Lockwood, 74, said, “Thank you to the Fenton community for their ongoing support and I look forward to continue to work on the issues that positively impact this amazing city and its residents.”

 Lockwood previously said she wishes to continue to be the voice of the residents and businesses as the council addresses numerous issues the city is facing, such as declining revenues, increased demands on public safety, aging infrastructure in which priorities should be placed on deteriorating neighborhood roads and sidewalks.

 Lockwood has 28 years of public service, which includes local, county and state elected offices.

 Sage, 43 said he believes that he has a skill set that is under-represented on the board and would be valuable to the city. “And, because my family is from Fenton, because I live here, and because my children are growing up here and call it home, I feel a responsibility to play any part I can in its continued success.

 On Tuesday, Sage said, “I am very proud to be elected to City Council. All six candidates are quality people and it means a lot to me to be chosen from that group. I will work hard to make the most of this opportunity and live up to the confidence the voters have shown me.”

 Jacob, 47, said, “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve Fenton again. I appreciate everyone that ran for office, and all who voted. We’re in this together.

 “Congratulations to all of the winners,” he said. “I look forward to working with the mayor and council to keep moving Fenton forward.”

 Jacob said previously that he wants to see Fenton streets fixed. “Clearly, this is the number one concern for our residents and businesses,” he said. “I favor a comprehensive yet realistic approach that is fair to everyone. Piecemeal repairs are inefficient and expensive, and I am willing to have the tough conversations about how we get there. I will continue to help raise awareness about the seriousness of our predicament,” he said.

 Jacob served on City Council for two terms, from 2009 to 2017.

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