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Forbes, Spires file to run in council wards
Mar 03, 2013 | 1641 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Former City Councilmen Randy Forbes filed Thursday for a place on the Ward 1 ballot in the May 11 council election.

Forbes served a couple of two-year terms in that ward back when Kenneth Chesshir was mayor.

The 47-year-old candidate works as an accountant.

There will be competition in both Wards 1 and 5 this year.

George P. “Trace” Morrill, III was the first to file for the Ward 1 position after incumbent Councilman Mike Scotten has announced that he will not seek re-election this year.

Morrill currently holds a position on the Beeville Water Supply District’s board of directors.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional officer Sgt. Christopher Lynn Payne filed on Feb. 20 for the Ward 5 ballot.

Payne has lived in Beeville five years, and he will turn 34 two days after the election.

The incumbent in Ward 5, Florette “Libby” Spires, filed for re-election two days later.

City Secretary Barbara Treviño said Spires filed at 4:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. She will be seeking re-election to what would be her third, two-year term on the council.

She is a certified public accountant.

The 47-year-old candidate will now face Payne filed for a place on the Ward 5 ballot.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, to file for a place on the two ballots.

This year, voters in all five city voting wards will be casting ballots.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to hold an election for the approval of a $15.3 million general obligation bond issue to develop a second source of drinking water and to finance some wastewater plant and water distribution system improvements.
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