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May 16, 2013

Blevins earns slim council win

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — The difference could be counted on one hand as a Pauls Valley incumbent councilman won another term this week by the narrowest of margins.

Hal Blevins earned his second four-year term on the local city council Tuesday as he edged out challenger Zac Brumley by a mere three votes.

The election results, which aren’t official until Friday, show Blevins edged out Brumley by a 168-165 count.

A closer look at the results shows Brumley was actually the one with the most votes on election day, 137-132.

Blevins got the new term by winning the mailed absentee vote, 20-13, and in-person absentee vote, 16-15.

Blevins himself was actually near the end of a regular city council meeting when he got the news about the election results.

“I’m deeply grateful for all the people who had faith in me,” Brumley said on Wednesday.

“I’ve always worked to be a good steward of the people’s tax money,” he said. “I will do my best to keep doing that.”

Blevins said the main reason he sought another term was the uncertain future of Pauls Valley General Hospital.

The hospital is among what Blevins calls the “momentous size problems” facing PV that he wants to help find answers.

“My priority at this particular point is the hospital and keeping it open,” Blevins said.

“I think we’re on the right track in order to keep the hospital. It’s essential for the community to have a hospital and an ER here,” he said, referring to an emergency room.

“That is one of the prime reasons I filed for another term.”

It was also recently announced another election will come this summer.

It will feature a potential race for a seat on Stratford’s town council.

The special election was set for July 9 after Stratford’s mayor, John Jolley, resigned from the position.

A three-day filing period will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, May 20-22 at the Garvin County Election Board in the county courthouse in PV.

The Ward 5 trustee office in Stratford includes a two-year term ending in 2015.

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