Election Day turned out to be a good one for the three Democratic-party endorsed candidates in Lynchburg. Incumbents Joan Foster and Randy Nelson led the way; winning re-election at-large City Council seats — they’ll be joined by Treney Tweedy, who finished just behind Nelson in the third spot. Tweedy will replace H. Cary on Council–he finished fourth in yesterday’s voting, almost than 15-hundred votes behind. Cary was followed by Rhonnie Smith and Keith Anderson. All three winners were Democrat party endorsed. Republicans had endorsed the three who failed to hold or gain Council seats.
The make up of Lynchburg City Council shifted on Tuesday with new comer, Treney Tweedy beating out incumbent, H Cary in the election. Tweedy, Joan Foster, and Randy Nelson rounded out the winners. Tweedy is the first African American female to be elected to the Lynchburg City Council. Foster has been in office for 12 years and until now was only woman on council. The win marks Nelson’s second term on city council. Tweedy, Foster and Nelson ran as independents but were endorsed by the Lynchburg Democratic Committee.