Hope Ward 2 challenger prevails in Democratic primary

HOPE — Nellie Meek, the challenger for the Democratic nomination for Hope Town Council Ward 2, defeated incumbent Greg Sims by a vote of 97 to 42 in Tuesday’s primary.

Meek, 68, who is retired, said several people in Hope had asked her to seek the nomination because they felt it was time for a change in the Ward 2 seat. Meek has lived in Hope for 44 years and once owned a grocery store in the town. She also worked as an office manager for a propane gas company in Columbus before retiring.

Sims did not return several phone calls seeking comment about the primary results Tuesday night.

No Republican candidate filed for the office, but the party could still slate a candidate through a caucus.

Hope council ward 2

Democrat

Nellie Meek;97

Greg Sims;42