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Willie ‘Bae’ Lewis to join Port Arthur race


Staff report

Former Port Arthur City Council member Willie “Bae” Lewis has filed paperwork to run for mayor.

Both Lewis and Thurman Bill Bartie, a former justice of the peace, turned in their paperwork Wednesday to run to the city secretary’s office. It will take a few days before their candidacies are certified.

Bartie announced his candidacy Tuesday at City Hall.

Qualifying for the mayor’s race opened Wednesday and will close at 5 p.m. Feb. 15.