Election Day was Saturday and Big Spring voters turned out to polls to cast their votes to select the new Big Spring Mayor and the new representative for Big Spring City Council District 4.
The run-off candidates for Big Spring Mayor were Shannon Thomason and Debbie Wegman. Thomason received a majority of the votes with 58.41%.
Thomason noted that it's been a long, well fought campaign through, both, the general and now the run-off elections.
"I'm just tickled to death that the citizens have spoken, and I look forward to beginning my service to the citizens," said Thomason.
Thomason noted that his first order of business would be to start reviewing the City of Big Spring handles things and start taking some new ideas to the Council.
Gloria McDonald and Shonda Folsom were the run-off candidates for District 4 Councilmember seat. McDonald received a majority of the votes with 55.25%.
When asked how she felt to be the new representative for District 4, McDonald said that she thanked the voters of District 4 for putting their trust in her to do the job of taking care of their needs and concerns to the best of her ability.
When asked how she felt about Saturday’s election results, McDonald stated, "Well, it's mixed emotions, of course. I would like to have served with a woman - the first woman mayor of Big Spring. I've worked with Debbie and I feel like that we could work together, but I can work with anybody that wants to work."
According Jodi Duck, Howard County Elections Administrator, there was a record number of voters who turned out for the run-off election. She noted that there was an increase of 572 votes over the number of people who had turned out for the May 4, 2019 election earlier this year.