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May 11, 2013

Campaigns to be decided with election Saturday



There will be two contested races in the City of Vidor this election.

Mayor Ken Crawford will seek re-election this May, but he will be opposed by current Ward 6 councilman Trey Haney. The other opposed race features candidates Justin Horsley and Michael Stephenson for the open seat in Ward 4.

Carl LeBoeuf, Ward 1, and Robert Viator Jr., Ward 6, will run unopposed in their respective races.

Saturday’s election will be held at Vidor Junior High School, 945 N. Tram Road. A total of 237 ballots were received during early voting.


The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will have an election this year as five candidates seek the three at-large council positions.

The three incumbents, which include Harry Barclay, Ricky Jacobs and Hardy O’Neal, are opposed by new candidates Mary Ann Kirksey and Bryan “Chop” Thomas Muhammed.

There are four voting locations, depending upon which precinct you reside, for this year’s election.

Voters in precincts 1 and 2 will vote at West Orange-Stark Middle School, 1402 W. Green Ave. in Orange this Saturday.

Residents of Precincts 3, 4, and 5 will vote at North Early Learning Center, 801 Cordrey in Orange, while voters in precincts 8, 13, 14, and 15 will vote at the Salvation Army, 1950 N. Martin Luther King Drive in Pinehurst.

Voters of the West Orange-Cove school district in precincts 11, 12 and 24 will submit ballots at West Orange City Hall, 2700 Western Ave. in West Orange.

A total of 390 ballots were submitted during early voting this past week.


The Vidor Independent School District will have another big election featuring three contested races.

Candidate Dennis Hill will take on David Camp, a former VISD Trustee, for the seat in Position 3, which is currently held by Sheila Sarver who opted not to seek re-election.

Mike Kilmer, the Position 4 incumbent, has filed for re-election and will be opposed by Watson Franks.

Candidates Mike Marion and Mike Williams will battle it out for the Position 5 seat, which is currently held by Michael Quinn who did not file for re-election.

Saturday’s election will be held at Vidor Junior High School, 945 N. Tram Road. A total of  461 ballots were submitted during early voting.

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