Mary Martha Crowe wins at-large alderman seat

Published 7:19 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Mary Martha Crowe will be Oxford’s newest alderman after winning the special election Tuesday.

Crowe was called the “preliminary winner” by 7:10 p.m. by Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Busby.

Crowe earned 66 percent of the votes. A total of 1,745 people voted and Crowe received 1,153 votes.

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Crowe was running against Brad Feltenstein and Jason Plunk.

Feltenstein took 434 votes, or 25 percent and Plunk earned 158 votes, or 9 percent.

“I’m humbled and honored by the trust of Oxford’s voters. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work for the people who make Oxford the special place it is,” Crowe said Wednesday morning. “I’m eager to get started and will remember all citizens when making decisions for Oxford’s future.”

Crowe is currently the assistant principal at Della Davidson Elementary School and in 2018 she was named Oxford School District Teacher of the Year.

In an interview with the Oxford Eagle in January, Crowe pledged that should she win the election she would keep residents informed about key decisions and initiatives and support initiatives promoting economic development, job development, affordable housing and sustainable growth in Oxford.