BOWMAN – Michael Void came out on top in Tuesday’s special election to fill the unexpired term of former councilman Marion Glenn on Bowman Town Council, according to unofficial results.

Glenn, a longtime council member, was elected mayor of Bowman in a special November municipal election, replacing the late mayor Zelda Pelzer, who died in office. Glenn’s term on council expires in 2011.

Void, who was making his third bid for council, received 104 votes in Tuesday’s special election to win the seat, pending certification of the election results.

A native of Bowman and a high school graduate, Void is a corrections officer at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center in Orangeburg.

Void has said he’s “concerned about commerce in the town and getting an outlet for kids. And, law enforcement should be more community minded.”

In addition to promoting business, Void has called for a community center where teens can be taught various skills, receive guidance and have someone to talk to.

The unofficial results for the losing candidates in Tuesday’s special election had Margaret Jones receiving 86 votes and Paul Holt getting 18.

Jones made her first bid for public office in 2007, when she unsuccessfully challenged council incumbents Marion Glenn and Nathaniel Gaines.

Holt lost a re-election bid in November after having served on and off of the Bowman Town Council for the past 30 years.

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