Friday, February 25, 2005

First to file first to, um

I can't think of a clever rhyme, but a Waco city councilman is the first to file for the last year of the late Mae Jackson's term as mayor.

Waco Councilman Maurice Labens ended speculation Thursday by declaring he would run for mayor in the May 7 election. Labens, the District 5 representative who placed second in last year's mayoral race, is the first to announce for this one. Whoever wins will finish the year remaining in the term of Mae Jackson, who died Feb. 11.
It's just getting started, folks. The current mayor, Robin McDurham, is serving until the special election, and it would count as one full term if she ran, but she plans to run for her District 4 seat in the upcoming election, the one she had to resign from in order to be mayor for 4 months. If it seems confusing, that's because it is. Former state Rep. John Mabry said he is also considering a run for mayor. This race is only going to get hotter, and I'll try to keep you updated on the latest.

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