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Incumbents win seats in Roanoke City election

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On Tuesday, voters across the country and in Roanoke city headed to the polls.Ten candidates split the votes for three seats in Tuesday's election. The winners who will fill those three seats are the incumbents Democrat Dave Trinkle and Independents Ray Ferris and Bill Bestpitch.

For this Spring election, voter turnout in Roanoke City started around 3% and by 3pm turnout doubled to nearly 8%. According to the Roanoke City Registrar, less than 14% of eligible voters participated in the election. Some of the key issues during the campaign were neighborhood investments, quality of life and education.

"These are people that decided police, fire, education, taxes on our homes" said Jim Hammerstrom, Roanoke voter. "Things in Washington, D.C. and Richmond are important but these city council elections affect our local life."

In recent years, the Roanoke City Council focused on downtown development which includes improvements to Market Square, renovations to Elmwood Park and construction projects including a new hotel .Moving forward, voters hope to see the Roanoke City council provide pay raises for city employees and continue their efforts to help the city grow.

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