Campaign 2007 on Home Stretch

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Bryan and College Station voters have only one more day to decide how to vote in the 2007 municipal and school elections.
Polls will open Saturday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Both Bryan and College Station voters will elect new mayors.

Mark Conlee and Mary Kaye Moore, are looking to become Bryan's next mayor. Conlee is the current representative of Bryan's Single Member District 4. The fourth-generation Bryan resident holds a business and finance degree from Sam Houston State, and has owned several businesses in Bryan over the years.

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.

Ben White and Dennis Maloney are the candidates for College Station mayor.

A former mayor pro tem and city councilman, Maloney has called College Station home since he graduated from Texas A&M in the 1970s. The local painting contractor spent three terms on the College Station city council, along with stints with Planning & Zoning and the Historical Commission.

His opponent is the current mayor pro tem. Following 26 years in health care, including as executive director of multiple organizations, White spent time in city government in Garden Ridge near San Antonio. Upon coming to College Station, he served on the P&Z Commission before his current term as a councilman.

In College Station, voters will also elect a Place 1 councilman and decide a $67.4 million dollar school bond package. Two Bryan council races are also contested.

Early voting numbers were about average this year.

College Station reported a total of 1,461 ballots cast. That is slightly higher than last year.

The city of Bryan reported 1,309 people voted.

For voting locations by precinct check out the elections section at kbtx.com.

For a complete recap of Saturday's elections watch News 3 Saturday at 10 p.m.


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