Sanford City Councilman Byron Buckels turned back a Democratic primary challenge from Tamekia Dowdy on Tuesday, earning more than 87 percent of the vote.

The win means Buckels will go on to a third full term representing Ward 4 on the city council. He does not have a Republican challenger in the fall election. In fact, none of the seats available in the fall election are contested, meaning the only change in the council’s makeup is likely to be Democrat Walter Ferguson replacing fellow Democrat Jimmy Haire in one of the council’s two at large seats. Haire did not file for re-election this year.

Although Buckels’ victory was decisive, turnout in the primary was low. Just 185 people cast votes in the Ward 4 Democratic primary.

Buckels posted a thank you message on Facebook Tuesday night, saying he wanted to “keep Sanford moving forward for future generations.”