A new, yet familiar, face will take over leadership of the Town of Englewood after Thursday’s election.

Tony Hawn defeated incumbent Mayor Jason Hitt 151-122 during Thursday night’s election.

Hawn trailed Hitt 56-55 in early and absentee voting, but election day totals vaulted him to the win with a 96-66 advantage.

Hawn has a previous stint as mayor, having served in that role from 2012-2016, and has several other past stints on the commission, including as vice mayor.

Hitt was the top vote-getter in the 2016 election and took over the role of mayor in October of 2019 after former Mayor Belinda Jackson stepped down.

The rest of the commission races featured Walter Arrowood and James C. Cochran win seats unopposed.

Cochran was the lead vote-getter between the two, collecting 204 to Arrowood’s 135.

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