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Four candidates vie for City Council positions
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BEEVILLE — Christopher Lynn Payne’s name will be at the top of the ballot when voters in Ward 5 go to vote in the May 11 City Council elections.

City Secretary Barbara Treviño said last week that Payne’s name was drawn when she took names from a box to determine who would be at the top of the ballots for Ward 5 and Ward 1.

George P. “Trace” Morrill, III will be at the top of the ballot in Ward 1.

Payne, a 33-year-old newcomer to Beeville politics, is a correction officer sergeant with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

He will be running against the incumbent, Florette “Libby” Spires. She will be seeking her third two-year term on the council.

Spires, 47, in a certified public accountant.

Morrill, is a 36-year-old attorney and currently serves on the Beeville Water Supply District’s board of directors.

He will be facing 47-year-old Randy Forbes, who was the Ward 1 City Council member for a number of years until he opted to step down.

The incumbent in Ward 1, Mike Scotten, will not seek re-election this year.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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