Newcomer ousts Southport Mayor

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Dr. Joe Pat Hatem (Photo: joepathatem.com)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Newcomer Joe Pat Hatem has defeated incumbent Jerry Dove in the race to become Southport mayor.

In 2017, Jerry Dove won reelection as Southport mayor — 13 votes ahead of Joe Pat Hatem.

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This time around Joe Pat Hatem received 1,068 votes, Jerry Dove received 631 votes and write-in candidates received 4 votes.


Brunswick County Board of Elections will canvass votes on Friday, November 15.