Run-off will decide PA, Beaumont city positions
Deloris "Bobbie" Prince
A run-off election to decide city leadership positions in Beaumont and Port Arthur is set for June 30.
In Port Arthur, Deloris "Bobbie" Prince and Willie "Bae" Lewis are in a run-off to see who will become the next mayor.
Prince and Lewis were the top two of a field of seven candidates vying for the seat. None of the candidates received the required 50 percent plus one vote, triggering a run-off.
Prince has been in the council Place 7 seat for three years. Lewis resigned from his District 1 seat to run for mayor.
Dr. Alan Coleman and Marty Craig are vying for the seat of Ward One for Beaumont City Council.
In the May 12 election, Beaumont dentist Coleman received 1,871 votes, or 46.45 percent. Craig received 1,270 votes, or 31.55 percent.
Early voting runs through June 26th. The early voting locations are primarily at the Jefferson County courthouse, the Port Arthur sub-courthouse, the B.I.S.D. administration building, and the Port Arthur Public Library.
Election Day voting will be conducted at precinct locations.