By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

Two Florence aldermen kept their board seats as another will take on the role for the first time, following Saturday's municipal election.

Incumbent Aldermen Deborah Keiter and Tom Estes earned enough votes to keep their at-large seats on the city's governing board, according to the unofficial results provided by Williamson County.

Estes has previously served as the Florence mayor and has been on the board off and on during his political career, said City Secretary Amy Crane. Keiter is just going into her second term as an alderman.

A non-incumbent, John Lawhon, captured the most votes, putting him on the board as well.

This is Lawhon's first time serving in Florence, Crane said.

Lawhon garnered 34 votes, 28.81 percent of the voters, according to the Williamson County Web site. Keiter earned 33 votes, 27.97 percent. Estes drew 31 votes, or 27.27 percent of the voters.

Each Florence alderman serves for two years after being elected to the position, Crane said.

Next year the mayor, Mary Condon, and two other aldermen, David Merideth and Debra Bartos Cahill, will be up for election.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7554.

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