Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips wins re-election to fourth term as mayor

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips wins re-election to his fourth term as mayor.

Phillips received 1,591 votes, roughly 66%, while challenger Ken Hagan garnered 785 votes or 33%.

Elected in 2007, Phillips has served the longest Jacksonville mayoral tenure since W. Bruce Teachey was mayor from 1965 to 1983.