Port Arthur voters make voices heard on election night for mayor

Published 9:03 pm Saturday, June 11, 2022

Port Arthur voters — those who participated early and those who waited until today’s Election Day — have made their opinions known for mayor.

Incumbent Mayor Thurman Bartie won re-election in a runoff, topping a challenge from former Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation CEO Floyd Batiste.

Unofficial results from Jefferson County’s election office indicate Bartie captured 1,524 votes, compared to Batiste’s 1,252 votes.

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Early voting numbers ended at 2,146. Final voting numbers ended at 2,776.

Port Arthur Newsmedia will have comments from the candidates later this evening.