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Incumbents Do Well In City Elections


Municipal elections in Waco, Temple and Killeen were kind to incumbents in Saturday's municipal elections.

In Waco's District 2, incumbent councilwomen Alice Rodriguez held off challenger Dave Emley with 57 percent of the vote, and Toni Herbert kept her seat in District 4, handily defeating Shamiqua Robinson.

Killeen's District 3 councilman Terry J. Clark was also able to best Mike Lower in the voting, and only 27 votes separated the two candidates for District 1, but Tim Davis was able to edge Scott Allen

All 33 city charter amendments in Killeen also passed.  Mayor Dan Corbin said they had not been changed since the 1940's.

The City of Temple elected a new mayor, and he's a familiar face.  Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Danny Dunn easily outpaced Lamar Collins, the veteran and teacher/coach.  Dunn replaces Bill Jones, who stepped down a year before his term expired to concentrate on private business.  Jones had led Temple for 11 years.

Little River-Academy is keeping its mayor, Ronnie "Gunsmoke" White, who got a lot of attention in April of last year when he caught one of the men who tried to steal an ATM from a local bank.

Killeen will also get two incumbent school board members back.  In place one, Shelly Wells defeated Lan Carter, and place two trustee Susan Jones was able to squeak by John Gilmore by only 14 votes.

One of the most lopsided votes of the day was in the Waco suburb of Bellmead, where residents approved using one-quarter of the existing sales and use tax revenue to repair local roads.   It passed with 96 percent of the vote.

For all the local election results, check our website,    

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