CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Barbara Blain-Bellamy was elected the new Mayor of Conway on Tuesday.
She received 57-percent of the votes, while current mayor, Alys Lawson received 43-percent of the votes. Lawson has been the Mayor of Conway for the last seven years.
Blain-Bellamy has served on Conway City Council for ten years, and served four years as its deputy city administrator.
Blain-Bellamy sent in a statement to WMBF News on Monday saying "Barbara assures Conway's residents that as their mayor, she will continue to lead with candor and prayerfulness, always respecting others and their views. She will build partnerships to solve problems."
Blain-Bellamy will begin serving as mayor in January 2016.