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City, School elections decided; Constable Run-off on May 24

On Saturday, May 7 City of Cooper, Cooper ISD Board of Trustees and the MUD director positions were unofficially decided in their respective elections.

For the City of Cooper: unofficially the three incumbents will retain their two-year positions on the City Council following the race Saturday. Willie “Bear” Wilkins earned 84 votes, JoAnn Preas had 68 votes and David Phillips received 67 votes. Thirty-five votes were placed in favor of newcomer to the race, Amanda L'Esperance. The City has opted to canvas the votes on Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will be begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Agenda items include statement of officer to elected officials, oath of office to elected officials and elect a Mayor Pro Tem.

For the three full three year terms of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees are incumbents Kregg Slakey with 189 votes and Mandy Freeman with 216 along with Lea Waller, who received 202 votes. Others on the ballot were Laura Gillean, who received 70, and Jennie Pickering, who received 80 votes, despite announcing prior to the Election Day she decided not to run. The votes will be canvassed on Monday, May 16 prior to the regular school board meeting at 6 p.m. at the central administration building on McKinney Avenue in Cooper.

MUD director unofficially is Rick Murray with 107 votes over Wes Scott's 23.

Delta County Citizens are reminded that early voting for the Constable Run-off election will begin next Monday. Early voting for the Constable race will span one week from May 16 to May 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delta County Clerk’s office in the Delta County Courthouse on West Dallas Avenue in Cooper. On Voting Day, Tuesday, May 24 regular polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The run-off for the Delta County Constable position will be held on Tuesday, May 24. Incumbent Ben Snow will face Marshall Lynch for Constable.