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Moore makes history
Boro native is first woman mayor; wins 52%-48%
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After becoming the first woman elected as the mayor of Statesboro in Tuesday's runoff election, Jan Moore is congratulated over the phone at her home by Faye Sanders Martin, the first woman to be appointed as a Georgia Superior Court Judge.
A runoff election assured to produce a historic result went down to the wire Tuesday. In a race settled by fewer than 100 votes, Jan Moore became Statesboro’s first woman mayor, defeating Jonathan McCollar, who would have been the first black person to hold the office. Moore claimed the victory by a margin of just 93 votes, according to unofficial results.
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