Tuesday night, Mike Stanfield was reelected Mayor of LaFollette by a 2-1 margin. Stanfield promised to stand for everybody, even those who didn’t vote for him.
“I will represent you or help you in any way I can,” he said.
In August, Kitts resigned from his council seat to run against Stanfield.
Kitts was up for reelection as council member. Instead of running for his council seat, he ran for mayor.
“I was going to have to run for council, I just decided to run for mayor,” Kitts said in August. “I like to be in those positions and meet and greet the public.”
Kitts felt his experience in administrative positions in the public education system qualified him to be mayor. However, he was soundly defeated, getting only 645 votes while Stanfield received 1,214.
“I ran a clean campaign,” Stanfield said. “I didn’t slander anybody.”
Some bad comments were made about Stanfield and members of the council, Stanfield said.
“They were completely untrue,” Stanfield said. “I love my country; I love my state. I love my county and city. I would never, through any intentions, hurt the city in any way.”
Stanfield expressed gratitude for God and his family, who gathered with him to celebrate his victory.