Carrboro mayor Lydia Lavelle has been reelected against opponent Mike Benson in this year’s election with 3,196 votes.

Lavelle has served as mayor for two terms while Benson formerly owned Carrboro restaurant the Southern Rail.

Leading the race for the town’s Board of Alderman was newcomer Barbara Foushee with 3,267 votes, who previously served on several town and county boards and is the secretary of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP.

The three other seats will be filled by current Board of Aldermen members, Jacquelyn Gist, Randee Haven-O’Donnell and Sammy Slade.

This year’s election for Board of Aldermen had four open seats due to former Alderwoman Michelle Johnson resigning earlier this year.

Winner of the fourth seat, Slade, is replacing Johnson and will therefore face re-election in 2019.

Paul Clark was also on the Board of Alderman ballot.