Mayor Allen Thomas wins reelection to third term in Greenville

Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas has been reelected to his third term.

Thomas beat back challenges by Donna Whitley, a real estate investor and community advocate, and Ernest Reeves, a retired Army Captain.

Numbers from the Pitt County Board of Elections show Thomas with 6,034 votes, Whitley with 2,897 and Reeves with 576.

Thomas was elected in 2011 and says there are measurable changes in terms of economic growth.

Election results are unofficial until canvassing by the board of elections next Tuesday.

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In Greenville, Mayor Allen Thomas is hoping for a third term in office. He has two challengers, both raised in Greenville but with different backgrounds.

Donna Whitley is a real estate investor and community advocate, while Ernest Reeves is a retired Army Captain. Both say they want more for the City of Greenville.

Thomas was elected in 2011 and says there are measurable changes in terms of economic growth. He told WITN that he'd like to continue that for another two years.

Responsible growth is the theme from all three mayoral candidates. Watch the video to hear more.

Greenville residents will have more than candidates to choose from on Tuesday. They will also decide if the city should borrow nearly $16 million for capital projects.

There are 700 lane miles of streets through the city and Arlington Boulevard has been named one of the worst. It's the reason city leaders want to allocate about $10 million of the $16 million bond referendum money to fix roads.

The bond would allow the city to borrow or take on debt to pay for the improvements.