John Sellers will return to his Place 7 seat on the Sulphur Springs City Council following Saturday’s vote that gave him a 267 to 53 vote margin over challenger Andy Lowen. However, Place 6 becomes very interesting.
With the incumbent for Place 6 not seeking re-election, three had filed for the seat. The three, Brad Burgin, Dan Froneberger, and Charles Oxford find their names on the ballot even though Oxford had formally withdrawn from the election. Froneberger received 155 votes, Burgin 153, and Oxford received 9 votes. According to the Secretary of State’s office, even though Oxford had withdrawn, the votes still count. Therefore neither Froneberger nor Burgin had 51% of the vote. There will be a run-off for Place 6.