DANVILLE — New Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. will be joined by two new faces around the city council table when the city's next government is sworn in next month.
Three of five incumbent aldermen in Danville survived challenges in Tuesday's election for four more years on the city's 14-member council, where half of the seats (one in each of the city's seven wards) were up for election.
Incumbents Lloyd Randle, Ward 7, and Jon Cooper, Ward 6, were ousted by challengers.
Bob Iverson, who has served as an alderman in the past, beat Randle by more than 100 votes, and challenger Aaron Troglia may have squeaked out an eight-vote win over Cooper if Tuesday night's preliminary results hold.
Two aldermen ran unopposed — Mike O'Kane in Ward 4 and Tom Stone in Ward 5 — and Treasurer Stephanie Wilson also ran unopposed for another four-year term.
Here are the preliminary results of the five contested races for alderman:
— In Ward 1, one-term Alderman Brenda Brown beat challenger Trina Perkins, 310 to 88.
— In Ward 2, longtime Alderman Rick Strebing survived a challenge from Jerry Hawker, 203 to 173.
— In Ward 3, Sharon "Sherry" Pickering beat challenger Damara Joyner, 211 to 154.
— In Ward 6, challenger Aaron Troglia beat incumbent Jon Cooper, 416 to 408.
— And in Ward 7, challenger Bob Iverson defeated incumbent Lloyd S. Randle, 696 to 575.