"Moving forward"; Incumbent Prestonsburg mayor picks up another win

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - In Prestonsburg, current mayor Les Stapleton picked up another win.

Stapleton beat Bryan Lafferty by 443 votes - 909 to 466.

The returning mayor says he is staying in office to better Prestonsburg for the future.

"We've been growing, we're moving forward. It’s for girls just like this young lady right here. I’m a big fan of her and this is who we’re doing it for," said Stapleton. "We’re trying to make it better for the next generation to come and people have stepped up now. They have made the statement. We’re here for progress.”

Stapleton who campaigned off the same ideas he did his last election has a message for those who opposed him.

"Buckle up, it's going to be an exciting ride," Stapleton said.

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