Boyce Whatley prevailed in his bid for re-election for a third term as mayor of Midlothian. Unofficial polling results revealed Whatley received 1,156 votes with challenger Tyda Shields receiving 601 votes.

“I am very pleased with the turnout we had in our municipal election and hope the trend continues. I am certainly humbled by the tremendous support of Midlothian voters,” Whatley said. “My focus on the future of Midlothian has remained constant over my last 12 years in office. We have moved this community forward in a measured and responsible way and will continue to do so. I look forward to working with this new council to create a premier, quality place for all of us to live. I want our residents to feel good about their local government and their community in general.”

Whatley, who recently retired, has resided in the district for 27 years and served two terms on the city council before being elected mayor.

In the city council race, incumbent Bill Houston was unopposed for Place 2 and candidate Wayne Sibley, who served on the city council from 2006-2009, takes Place 1 previously held by Jamie Wickliffe, who resigned her seat May 10 to accept an appointed position on the Texas State Appraisal Licensing and Certification Board.

Votes will be canvassed May 19 for the official results.

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