Run-off election will decide Mansfield mayor, council member and MISD trustee

December 7, 2020
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

One more time!

Tuesday is Election Day for the run-off for Mansfield mayor, City Council Place 2 and Mansfield ISD Place 7.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Voters in Tarrant County can cast their ballots at any Tarrant County poll. Tarrant County voting locations in Mansfield include J.L. Boren Elementary, 1401 Country Club Drive; Mansfield Sub-Courthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.; Donna Shepard Intermediate, 1280 FM 1187; and MISD Multi-Purpose Complex, 3700 E. Broad St. Johnson County voters can cast their ballots at Lillian Baptist Church, 10544 CR 519, and Ellis County voters at Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle Drive.

Michael Evans and Brent Newsom are vying in a run-off to be Mansfield’s next mayor. Evans, 54, a pastor, received 11,017 votes or 39.53 percent of the vote in November, 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 former 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 to run 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 voters 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.

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