By Amanda Rogers
Time to vote – again.
Mansfield residents still have to decide on a mayor and an open City Council seat, while Mansfield ISD voters still have a spot to fill in the run-off election.
Early voting for the run-off elections runs through Dec. 4, except for Nov. 26-27, when the polls are closed for Thanksgiving. Election Day is set for Dec. 8. Mansfield voters can cast their ballots at the Mansfield Sub-Courthouse, 1100 E. Broad St., and MISD Multi-Purpose Complex, 3700 E. Broad St. Click here for voting hours.
Michael Evans and Brent Newsom are vying for Mansfield mayor. Evans, 54, a pastor, received 11,017 votes or 39.53 percent of the vote, while Newsom, 49, a banker, got 8,374 votes or 30.05 percent.
George Fassett, 46, a business man, took 4,350 votes or 15.61 percent, while current council member Terry Moore, 61, who is in sales, received 4,128 votes or 14.81 percent.
In a special election for Place 2, which is currently held by Newsom, who is resigning in his bid for mayor, there was another close race that led to the run-off between Tamera Bounds and Scot Bowman.
Bounds, 61, who is in the medical field, received 10,619 votes or 43.28 percent, and Bowman, 46, who is in IT, took 7,742 votes or 31.55 percent.
Skeeter Pressley, 49, a business man, received 6,174 votes or 25.16 percent.
The race for Mansfield ISD Place 7 seat also wound up with the run-off between Yolanda E. McPherson and incumbent Courtney Lackey Wilson.
McPherson, 57, a retired educator, received 21,417 votes or 41.45 percent, while Wilson, 50, who works for a local school district, took 20,357 votes or 39.40 percent.
Corinne Fiagome, 42, a consultant, got 9,889 votes or 19.14 percent.
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