Kerr sweeps to win in Celina mayor’s race; Long, Locke and Haston get alderman seats


CELINA-Willie Kerr received over 50 percent of the vote in a three-man mayor’s race to win election to the city’s top spot here on Tuesday, while two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the three alderman seats.

Kerr (shown at right) received 350 votes (51%) in the mayor’s race, while incumbent Buddy Thompson got 220 (32%) and Rush Rich got 114 votes (17%).

Incumbents Donnie Long and Don Haston retained their seats, being joined by political newcomer Joey Locke. Long received 374 votes, the most of any candidate in the city election, while Locke got 298 and Haston 288. Rounding out the ballot were Pat Burton (255 votes), Bill Donaldson (237) and Zac Dale (111). 

Get full details in the June 10 print edition of the HORIZON.