Residents in Travelers Rest made history Tuesday after voting in the city's first female mayor.

Two female candidates, Brandy Hart Amidon and Rebecca Nix Cooper, ran against each other in the city's mayoral race. Travelers Rest City Hall confirmed whichever candidate won would become the first female mayor in the city's history.

Amidon is a certified public accountant in Travelers Rest serving her third term on City Council. She is also a member of the Let's Keep TR Beautiful committee.

Cooper is in her fourth term on city council. She is also active on the Board of Zoning and Appeals.

Unofficial results revealed Amidon received over 58 percent of the vote with 342 votes and Cooper received over 41 percent of the vote with 247 votes, making Amidon the unofficial winner.


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