Cox ousts Greenfield; city proposition ties; Green wins reelection

by Jordan Green

Blackwell wins with Glenn.

Political newcomer Glenn Cox has defeated Blackwell mayor T.J. Greenfield in the race for mayor. Greenfield was running for reelection.

Unofficial voting results show that Cox had a total of 708 votes, while Greenfield had a total of 649.

Greenfield conceded the election at approximately 8:30 p.m. in a Facebook post. He could not be reached for comment via phone.

His post read: “The unofficial results that we have gathered are 677 vs 617, w/ Glenn Cox wining. I wish nothing but the best for Mr. Cox and his newly elected position as our City Mayor. By the election results its clear we have a very divided community. There’s a very large amount of work that needs accomplished, but I know everyone wants nothing but the best for our community. Thank you all very very much for the support. I appreciated the opportunity to serve you. Thank you.”

Cox posted a victory message at approximately 8:45 p.m. He also could not be reached for comment via phone.

His post read:

“To the citizens of Blackwell: I want to thank all of you that took time to cast your vote for today's election. I am excited and proud to take on the position of City of Blackwell Mayor! I have several ideas to unite our community and make improvements while working with our City Council. I value their individual ideas and opinions, and support our various city departments as well. I look forward to being a unifying voice and representing all citizens equally. I want to also thank TJ for the last five years of leadership. Lots of things were said by our supporters, but you and I have been nothing but cordial to each other. Looking forward to the future of Blackwell!”


In a potentially historic vote, one of Blackwell’s municipal propositions has tied.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Proposition 1 is tied 668 to 668.

Proposition 2 failed by 27 votes, with 51.02% of voters casting a “No” ballot.

Proposition 3 failed by a wide margin. Voters cast 840 “No” votes – 63.16% -- versus 490 “Yes” votes, 36.84%.


Incumbent Blackwell Board of Education member Phil Green won his reelection by large margins, defeating challenger Tami Bickford. Green won 919 votes, or 61.06%, while Bickford won 586 votes, or 38.94%.

More information will be included in next week’s edition of the Journal-Tribune.