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Mayoral runoff in Groves; 2 win council reelection

GROVES — Voters in Groves will see a run-off election for the mayor’s seat while reelecting two incumbents to the council.

Incumbent Mayor Brad Bailey led with 1,914 votes or 48.11 percent of the total ballots cast. Just 101 votes separated Bailey from challenger Suzanne Williamson, who took 1,813 votes or 45.58 percent of the total ballots cast. The third contender, Kaelan Ramos, tallied 251 votes or 6.31 percent.

Ward 2 race

In the race for the Ward 2 seat, incumbent Karen Theis came in with 2,305 votes or 65.82 percent of the total ballots cast while challenger Cory Perry had 1,197 votes or 34.18 percent of total ballots cast.

Ward 4 race

In the Ward 4 race incumbent Kyle Hollier won with 2,121 votes or 60.39 percent of the ballots cast while Daniel J. Diaz brought in 1,391 votes or 39,61 percent of ballots cast.