Hazard Mayor Bill Gorman's widow, Nan Gorman, won 74 percent of the vote on Tuesday, running as a write-in candidate to replace her husband.
Bill Gorman died Oct. 9 after 37 years in office. Nan Gorman registered the next week to run as a write-in against Gorman's only registered opponent, former Hazard police officer Ken Bryant. Gorman won 1,139 votes to Bryant's 401.
She couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday as she was on her way to visit her brother in Florida, according to her stepson Bill Gorman Jr. He said she was tired and glad the election was over but ready to continue Bill Gorman Sr.'s legacy.
"We were real pleased. It's hard to get a real write-in candidacy going," Gorman Jr. said.