Allen Thomas Elected Mayor Of Greenville

Allen Thomas has defeated Pat Dunn to become the next mayor of Greenville.

Dunn was vying for her third term as mayor. This was Thomas' first run for office.

So what's first on his agenda?

"I think initially we're going to take a close look at city finances and see what we can do to make the city as healthy as possible for the long run going forward," Thomas tells WITN. "Also, crime is an issue in the city and I think we're going to continue to move forward, do what we can to improve safety. Quality of life for our citizens and job growth is a priority for me personally."

While Dunn talked about her many accomplishments, such as maintaining a balanced budget with no tax increase or reduction in services and the broad support she enjoyed from voters across the board, Thomas pegged his campaign on leadership and economic opportunities, saying "my pledge to you is to bring energy and commitment to move Greenville forward. I will work hard every day and be accessible to you. I will work along side our City Council, Manager and staff to see that Greenville has every opportunity to continue to grow economically, enhance our quality of life and build a strong, vibrant community. Together we can move Greenville forward for you and your family to prosper and grow."

Robert O'Neal came in third in the race.

Numbers from the Pitt County Board of Elections show Thomas with 4,323 votes, Dunn with 4,131, and O'Neal with 162.

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  • by sherry clark Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2011 at 09:06 PM
    Mr. mayosafer,What we need is for you to make Walmart safe.When I left Greenville 8 yrs ago I was not afraid to go any where in GV at night.I have returned and I am afraid to go out after sun is a long way from downtown. Downtown has nothing to do with what has happened to GV. Our officials tarketed downtown for their own hidden agendas.Therefore they have let the crime crud move in.It is more dangerous now in GV than Fay. NC Wow Please clean this town up
  • by sherry clark Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:49 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS We couldn't be happier.Crystal's parents,sherry & Earl
  • by walmarts Location: walmart on Nov 10, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    More walmarts please, Mr. Thomas! More walmarts!
  • by Bob Location: ENC on Nov 9, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    Part of City of Greenville overlaps the Winterville zip code address. You're really making yourself look ignorant! He's still a citizen of Greenville even though he might have a Winterville address.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    Allens Dad was a democrat state senator, Allens brother was a democrat state senator...his mom is a registered democrat..i like him.. those are the facts
  • by johann Location: G'ville on Nov 9, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    I like "Concerned Citizen," .. a realist. Who asked if Allen Thomas was a Republican? Well, DUH! I looked at his contributions and they were all BIG and all BUSINESS and ALL Republican! This "non partisan" label of these elections is nonsense. The Republicans have taken over this city and the developers will can any good city planning to suit their financial every Republican administration...everywhere. Seeing black women wearing Allen Thomas T-shirts was the height of cynicism. I hope they don't expect any mayoral help with West Greenville...ain't gonna happen. Still...expectations are NOT the future and I wish our new mayor all the best hope he will get plenty of input from the citizens...all citizens.
  • by Anthony on Nov 9, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    @ Concerned Citizen...I didn't say they did a good job, but if unopposed what are the citizens to do? Whether they vote for them or not, they will still retain their positions. I just take issue with you calling people idiots when there wasn't a choice in the matter.
  • by H8Liars on Nov 9, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    I wish him well on his new position but dang he's cute.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Nov 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    Anthony, I am not concerned. Just tired of hearing people complaining about the poor leadership in this town and then doing nothing about it except re-electing the same people. And hey, idiot, people running unopposed doesn't mean they did a good job. Just that no one had the guts enough to run against them. And sorry, but I stay FAR away from politics.
  • by uh Location: enc on Nov 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    This election was the most difficult for me to vote in. The choice between an incumbent with no real platform, and two developers? JH Rose's mascot is the "rampant" and I think it's based on the number of strip malls and ridiculous drag-strip traffic jamming roads we have in between our box stores and palatial churches. With so much food, clothing, and Jesus, I'm surprised we have any homeless people and crime, but there they are. Maybe another Walmart will solve it?

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