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Allgood defeats incumbent in Mauldin City Council runoff

Mauldin sign logo - Feb. 2021

Mauldin, S.C. Ryan Gilchrest/Staff

Challenger Frank Allgood has unseated longtime Councilman Dale Black in a Nov. 16 runoff election for Mauldin City Council's Seat 5, according to unofficial results.

Allgood secured about 55 percent of the vote, winning 633 to 511. 

Black and Allgood were two of three candidates who appeared on the ballot during the general election earlier this month, The race went to a runoff after no one received more than half of the votes cast.

Allgood, who is 44 and vice president of marketing at Your Marketing Co., said ahead of the general election he planned to focus on implementing modern planning and zoning strategies and a long-term land-use plan for the city to foster responsible development. The lifelong Mauldin resident said emphasizing a sense of place and unique identity within the city as it continues to grow would be among his top priorities. 

Black, 75, has been on council since 1989 with the exception of a single four-year term.

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