Councilmen David Dennis, a bank vice president, and Michael Lockliear, who owns a dry-cleaning business, held their seats in today’s elections, according to unofficial results.

They will be joined on council by Laura Perdue, a nurse at Summerville Medical Center. She was previously on council from 2006 to 2010.

How to provide more police and fire protection to subdivisions this growing town has annexed was the most talked-about issue before the election.

Perdue said residents of newly annexed subdivisions need more fire and police protection. Dennis and Lockliear said they favored waiting until the economy improves before taking on new debt.

Also Tuesday, Mayor William Peagler was re-elected without opposition.

Also, residents also voted down an advisory referendum on curbside recycling.

The turnout was 9.7 percent, according to the election commission.