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Voters opt for change in some races

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CEDAR CREEK LAKE–In Gun Barrel City, Councilwoman Linda Rankin retains her seat with a healthy margin, garnering 152 votes to newcomer Joshua Smith’s 95, but the other two council seats went to challengers. In Place 1, Richard Yaws received 31 votes for 58.49 percent, winning over incumbent Rob Rea, with only 53 voters casting a ballot in that race. Gregory Aiello beat out Keith Butler for Place 3 with 52.82 percent of the vote.
In the City of Kemp race, Mayor Laura Peace remains mayor, receiving 53 percent of the vote. Incumbent Barry Lummus was victorious over Fick Faircloth and Christi Neal defeated Mark Meadows with nearly 54 percent of the vote.
Log Cabin City Mayor Nancy Ruckstaetter ran unopposed. The 2-year term council seats go to Jennifer Williams with 55 votes and David Campos with 44 votes. The 1-year council seats will be filled by Jessica Abbe and John Perkins.
In the City of Seven Points, the council seats will be filled by Gerald Taylor, Kenneth McConnell and Andy Perdue as the top three in the race with 41, 39 and 25 votes respectively.
In the City of Star Harbor, Jackie Robinson retains her council seat and will be joined by newcomers Mike Burns and Don Condley.
The Eustace ISD race to fill three positions on their board of trustees drew 11 candidates who campaigned and even held a forum at The Roost in Eustace to get their views across to the public. After over 600 votes cast, Jaime Potter retains his seat for Place 3 with a clear 42.95 percent of the vote. Katie Goodell McCallister won Place 4 easily with 57 percent of the vote and Larry Tiner won Place 7 with almost 45 percent of the vote.
Kemp ISD had two uncontested positions for Place 5 held by Scott Crow and Place 6 held by Regina Kiser. Place 7 was easily won by Lynda Page who garnered over 80 percent of the vote to Annie Epley’s 20 percent.
Mabank ISD had three trustee seats available, with Place 1 held by Dr. Darrell Kinnard uncontested and Place 2 held by Jeremy Zmolik uncontested as well. Steven Schiff in Place 3 retained his seat with nearly 68 percent of the vote.


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