Mike Duman projected as next mayor of Suffolk, defeating incumbent Linda Johnson

Posted at 1:03 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 01:03:15-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk City Councilman Mike Duman is projected to win the race for mayor of Suffolk.

He unseated incumbent Linda Johnson, who is the city's first female mayor. Johnson has served in the role since 2006.

Duman runs a car dealership and is currently in his third term as a member of city council.

Two other candidates also vied for the title of mayor: Brian Bass, a member of the Nansemond Indian Tribal Council who has lived in Suffolk for 40 years; and funeral home owner Vanessa Harris, a teacher and graduate of Norfolk State University who has never held public office.

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