COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington voters elected Sherry Carran as mayor of Northern Kentucky’s largest city on Tuesday and chose four members of the city commission.
Carran, who is currently serving her third term on the city commission, outpolled fellow commissioner Steve Casper. The two ran to replace Mayor Charles Scheper, who was appointed into office last fall after Denny Bowman resigned, and chose not to seek election.
Carran won with 5,660 votes or 52 percent to Casper’s 5,209 votes or 47.9 percent.
Carran campaigned on a pledge to promote the city's diversity to draw more businesses and residents.
"I've served Covington for six years and I believe I've done an excellent job,” Carran said before the election.
Voters also chose four city commissioners on Tuesday. Elected were Steve Frank (6,118 votes or 19.3 percent), Michelle Williams (5,211 votes or 16.4 percent), Chuck Eilerman (4,765 votes or 15 percent) and Mildred Rains (4,627 or 14.6 percent).
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