Newly Elected Bryan Officials Set for Swearing In

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The newly elected mayor of Bryan and an unopposed city council candidate will be sworn in Tuesday night.

Bryan Mayor-elect Mark Conlee and Councilman-elect Alphonso Saenz will take the oath of office during the regular council meeting.

Conlee defeated former city manager Mary Kaye Moore in the May 12 elections to replace Ernie Wentrcek, who did not seek re-election.

Saenz was unopposed for Single Member District 1. He replaces Joe Marin.

Two other Bryan city council races--Single Member Districts 2 and 4--are headed to a June 23 runoff election.

In the Single Member District 2 race, former council member Paul Madison faces perennial candidate Mike Flores.

Madison was the top votegetter in the May election, receiving 46 percent to Flores' 43 percent.

The winner will replace Annette Stephney, who did not seek re-election.

The race for Single Member District 4 is to fill the unexpired term of Mark Conlee. Conlee vacated his seat to run for mayor.

Former Bryan Mayor Lloyd Joyce faces Ann Horton in that runoff.

Joyce received the most votes in May with 39 percent of the ballots cast. Horton finished second with 34 percent.

In other business for Tuesday's meeting, Bryan City Council will also hear an update on the Texas Reds Festival.

The June 16 event in downtown Bryan bills itself as a steak and grape festival, celebrating the cattle and wine industry and their role in Texas history.