Hagloch defeats Aledo's 3-term mayor


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 11:17 pm
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By Stephen Elliott, selliott@qconline.com
Citizen's Party candidate and Ward 1 alderman Chris Hagloch is Aledo's new mayor.

Mr. Hagloch defeated former three-term mayor and Democratic candidate C. William "Red" Stancliff by a vote of 747 to 392.

"I'm happy with the results," Mr. Hagloch said Tuesday evening. "I want to see things just continue like they have been."

Mr. Hagloch, an Aledo alderman for six years and a salesman at Blick and Blick Oil, said he wanted to see more sidewalks to destinations, specifically from downtown to the hospital, the schools and if possible, Walmart. Mr. Hagloch said the city needs to continue inviting businesses to the community.

Mr. Stancliff campaigned on keeping utility rates down and bringing in new downtown businesses.

Mr. Hagloch said he wanted to continue work on city infrastructure during his four-year term.

"I would like to continue to invite business to our community," Mr. Hagloch said. "Our downtown is lacking right now, and we have a lot of vacant storefronts. Hopefully, the economy can come back, and we can get those filled."

Mr. Hagloch said he will work with outgoing mayor Bill Breeden, who decided not to run for re-election.

"There's always challenges to a new job," Mr. Hagloch said. "I'm up to the challenge. I think it will go pretty smoothly. Mr. Breeden has talked with me on how to make a smooth transition.

Mr. Stancliff could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

In the city treasurer's race, Citizen's Party candidate Sandy Bull defeated Democratic incumbent William "Bill" Stropes by a vote of 731 to 398. Ms. Bull said she has 35 years of banking experience.

In contested aldermanic races, 2nd Ward Citizen's Party candidate Thomas Watkins defeated Democratic candidate Robert Maynard by a vote of 130 to 82. In the 4th Ward, Democratic incumbent Terry Bewley narrowly edged Citizen's Party challenger Delane Holmes by a vote of 127 to 124.

In uncontested races, 1st Ward Citizen's Party candidate Ila Bertrand received 235 votes and 3rd Ward incumbent Barry Cooper received 326 votes.

County clerk Jarod Dale, an incumbent Citizen's Party candidate, received 968 votes.


























 



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