Tom Watson Re-Elected as Mayor of Owensboro

After a long campaign season, the City of Owensboro has decided its next leader for the next four years.

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 10:36 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 10:36 PM

Tom Watson has been re-elected to serve another four-year term as Mayor of the City of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Including Watson, four candidates ran to head the City of Owensboro as mayor. Watson's position as mayor was challenged by mayoral candidates Larry Conder, Pamela L. Smith-Wright, and Dracin Williams.

Watson clinched the win on Tuesday night with 41% of the vote. Condor trailed behind at 29%, with Smith-Wright holding 21% and Williams coming in at 9%.

Looking forward to the next four years, Watson has big goals in mind for the city, including improvements to infrastructure and public safety, with another main focus on amending the mayoral race, hoping to add to the Democratic process.

“You don’t really have debates you have forums, the first person gets a question and all four of them answer - and that’s really uncomfortable and awkward. We will institute the primary just as soon as we possibly can," said Watson.

This comes as Watson's third term as Owensboro's mayor. Watson first served as Mayor of Owensboro from 2005-2008 before being elected for a second term in 2016

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