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Slaughter to take Mayor's seat
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TRINITY — The unofficial totals are in for the City Election. Billy Joe Slaughter will be the new Mayor taking the place of long time incumbent, Lyle Stubbs, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek another term. Slaughter took the seat with 390 votes was challenging Terry Waller who had 265 votes. Slaughter, who is currently on the City Council, will resign from his post Tuesday, May 13, to take the Mayor's position he has won. Clegg DeWalt, running for Position 1 on the City Council, received 529 votes and ran unopposed. DeWalt is also running for County Judge, in the November General Election. If he wins that seat he must decide which seat he will take. If he wins the County Judge's position come November and decides to take that seat, the City Council has three choices: They can call for a Special Election; Leave the seat vacant; or appoint someone in the City Council seat. No official action is taken at this time as to what the City Council will decide. Wayne Huffman took the seat for Position 2 on the City Council, he received 406 votes, challenging Gene Prater who received 235 votes. Running for City Council Position 2, Chris Dennis received 460 votes, he also ran unopposed. The City has decided to canvas this election Tuesday night, May 13, they have until May 21 to do so. At the meeting, the new Council members and Mayor will be inaugurated into their new positions. In the School Board Election two positions were voted on. Dorothy Franklin was re-elected in her position. Jorene Williams will take L.C. Courtney's position.


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