A pair of Bryan residents, Mark Conlee and Mary Kaye Moore, are looking to become the city's next mayor. The current seat-holder, Ernie Wentrcek, has chosen not to run for a second term.
Conlee is the current representative of Bryan's Single Member District 4. The fourth-generation Bryan resident holds an business and finance degree from Sam Houston State, and has owned several businesses in Bryan over the years.
"Because of my time here, my business experience, my education, and just my passion for Bryan," Conlee said of why he was running. "I like all sides of Bryan -- eastside, westside, all of them, all the groups. If it's good for the city of Bryan, I want to help us see if we can get it done, and if it's on our weak areas, I want to work hard to get those areas up to speed like they ought to be."
His opponent, Moore, is the former city manager of Bryan. Originally from Kentucky, Moore first came to the area in 1982, and worked with the city first in 1984. After a stop as deputy city manager in Odessa, she assumed the role of city manager for five years.
"I believe with my education, my 22 years in municipal government, the strong accounting background I have, and the time that I have to devote to it, I would be the ideal mayor for the city of Bryan," Moore said.
Election Day is May 12.
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