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Blackstone, Okray, Rivera elected to council

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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:56 am

Two incumbents and a former councilman were elected to the Killeen City Council in Saturday’s municipal election.

Elizabeth Blackstone, who snagged the most votes with 1,642, or 21.15 percent, reclaimed her at-large seat, along with incumbent Jonathan Okray who received 1,425 votes, or 18.36 percent.

Blackstone said she thought the campaign was “fair” and “everybody worked really hard.”

“It feels good that people agreed with what I did. That’s the main thing; people supported me for the second time,” Blackstone said. “The first time (the people) don’t know how you’re going to be, but I feel good now because they supported me.”

Okray said he’s “thankful to God” to be re-elected to a second term.

“I’m just ready to continue

to serve the people,” he said.

Former Councilman Juan Rivera will return to the city’s governing body after being recalled by voters in November 2011. He received 1,206 votes, or 15.54 percent.

He said this campaign has been “the best campaign I’ve ever had.”

“It feels good to be back on the City Council,” Rivera said. “The present City Council, I believe in them and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Incumbent Jared Foster was unseated by 52 votes. He received 1,154 votes, or 14.87 percent.

Randy Doyle took in 792 votes, or 10.2 percent; Doris Mims-Owens garnered 781 votes, or 10.06 percent, and Gary “Bubba” Purser Jr. got 763 votes, or 9.83 percent.

“I want to congratulate the incumbents on the great job that they’ve done,” Mayor Dan Corbin said. “We’ll miss Jared Foster; he did a great job on the City Council. I think Rivera will do a great job on the council as well. I look forward to him serving.”

Corbin, who was elected in 2012, did not seek re-election.

The council will be sworn in May 20.

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