Elections lead to three local run-offs

November 4, 2020
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Election Day means the end of the line for some candidates, but, in at least three races, the campaign will go on to run-offs Dec. 8.

Candidates must receive at least 50 percent of the vote or the election goes to a run-off.

Michael Evans and Brent Newsom will square off in the race 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 the special election Place 2, which is currently held by Newsom, who is resigning in his bid for mayor, there was another close race that has led to a 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 a 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.

For the Mansfield City Council Place 6 seat, currently held by Moore who ran for mayor, Todd Tonore, 58, a business owner, received 11,504 votes or 50.88 percent to narrowly defeat Philip DeGroat, 46, a business man, took 11,108 votes or 49.12 percent.

For the Mansfield City Council Place 7 seat, incumbent Larry Broseh, 66, a business man, was the only candidate.

For Mansfield ISD Place 6, incumbent Darrell Sneed decided not to seek re-election. Warren Davis, 53, a college administrator, was the only remaining candidate after two other resigned.

Republican David Cook, who has served for the past 12 years as Mansfield mayor, took 43,955 votes or 51.24 percent of the vote in his bid for District 96 State Representative, over Democrat Joe Drago, who received 39,502 votes or 46.05 percent, and Libertarian Nelson Range, who got 2,322 votes or 2.71 percent.

The city also had seven propositions on the ballot, all of which passed by wide margins. See the propositions here.

All results are unofficial until the votes are canvassed.

Run-off elections will be held Dec. 8 with early voting beginning Nov. 23 and running through Dec. 4, except for the Thanksgiving holidays on Nov. 26-27.

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