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Boyum wins Statesboro council seat

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Phil Boyum admitted he stole his campaign slogan, but said it was too simple and too well known to ignore.

"I borrow Erk Russell's famous line 'Do Right'," he noted after learning he'd won a runoff election for Statesboro's District 1 seat. "I think that's what people want when it comes to elected office."

Boyum defeated Jonathan McCollar 322-215 to claim the seat vacated by long time council member Tommy Blitch. Blitch stepped down earlier this fall for health reasons. Boyum said his agenda is also simple and straight forward.

"I think people want a representative who will listen to their cars and concerns and act on them when it's time," he noted.

Boyum and McCollar were the top two vote getters among four candidates in a special election back in November.

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