Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hilton Smith wins NAACP Presidency; Turnout Doubles from Last Election

Rev. Hilton Smith, a longtime NAACP supporter and community leader,  won a two year term today to become the next president of the Cleveland Branch.

Two hundred fifty nine votes were cast officially, with Smith garnering roughly 40% in the three way race with Jocelyn Travis and Clint Bradley.

Smith is a senior vice president for Turner Construction Co. and the associate pastor of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church. The church's senior pastor, the Rev. E. T. Caviness, was elected first vice president.

This year's contest generated more interest than any of the previous ten races.

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