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June 28, 2014

Hamilton wins PA District 2 seat

PORT ARTHUR — Port Arthur voters elected a new face to fill the District 2 City Council seat Saturday in an election that marked by low turnout.

Tiffany Hamilton defeated Carrol “Cal” Thomas by a vote of 165, or 57 percent, to 123, or 42 percent.

Of the 10,752 registered voters in the district, 289, or 2.69 percent, voted.

Hamilton said she was excited to win, and thankful.

“I am very grateful to everyone who worked so hard, very grateful to my family, everyone who worked on the campaign, the citizens who put their trust in me, and mostly I thank God,” Hamilton said in a telephone interview Saturday.

The 33-year-old business owner said she is looking forward to being a team player, and plans to continue immersing herself in city issues so she will be ready to hit the ground running as soon as she is sworn in.

“There are several things I am interested in working on, but want to make sure I know the most important issues facing Port Arthur now; then I will prioritize,” Hamilton said.

While on the campaign trail, Hamilton said her business acumen qualified her to help lead the city, as well as time invested in community service.

Hamilton is a 1998 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, and, along with her brother, is owner of Alabaster Supplies, a supply distribution company.

Hamilton earned her undergraduate degree from Xavier University in business administration and marketing, She also obtained a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in international business.

Hamilton has lived in Northern Virginia, New Orleans and Atlanta, and has served her community in each of those cities.

Locally, Hamilton is involved in The First Tee, a youth leadership development program; is a member of the Order of Eastern Star Masonic Fraternity, and is involved in the Church of Christ at Thomas Boulevard.

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