Ayers wins close race in election for Hogansville council seat

Published 11:44 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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Mark Ayers faced off with Adrain Porter in the polls on election night, beating Porter by a close call in the Hogansville City Council post 4 race.

Ayers snagged the title of councilman with 213 votes in his favor opposed to 192 votes for Porter, a 5% margin.

“Honestly, I thought it was going to be a super close race and that’s exactly what happened,” Ayers said. “When I heard the news, I was super excited to serve the city for another four years.”

Ayers continued to comment on his plans for the future and how he wants to make an impact on the current and future plans for infrastructure of the city.

“We’re just gonna keep doing exactly what we have been doing, which is focusing on infrastructure, focusing on our youth, parks and recreation and focusing on finishing up the projects we’ve already been working on for the last couple of years.”

Ayers expressed his gratitude for his opponent’s tenacity and overall experience.

“I just wanted to thank my opponent who ran for my post because he ran a great race,” Ayers said. 

“He obviously had a lot of support, and I look forward to working with him in any way possible in the future.”

Porter also showed gratitude for the race along with hopes for the next election. 

“I do want to congratulate Mark on his win,” Porter said. “I’ll be running the race again when the next election comes up.”