BALLINGER - A tight three-way race for the Single Member District Place 2 seat on the Ballinger City Council called for a run-off between candidates Richard Morrish and Rudy Galvan.

BALLINGER - A tight three-way race for the Single Member District Place 2 seat on the Ballinger City Council called for a run-off between candidates Richard Morrish and Rudy Galvan.

On Tuesday Nov. 7, Morrish received 70 votes to Galvan's 58. Amanda Collom received 51 votes according to the final tally.

According to the Ballinger city charter, the winner in an election must have at least 50.1 percent of the vote. Neither candidate received the required percentage, hence the run-off was called.

The candidates are running for a seat that is left vacant by Mayor Pro-Tem Darlene Kelly who has reached her term limit.

Morrish, a 1958 Ballinger High School graduate, is retired after working 30 years in the gas processing industry. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He said bringing a dependable water source to Ballinger is a top priority and that his experience will help him make decisions to do “what’s best for Ballinger.”

Galvan, a Ballinger native, is a general contractor and holds an electronic engineering technology degree. He said his priorities are restoring the city, improving retail and supporting farmers and ranchers and making improvements for the future.

The run-off will be Tuesday, December 12. Early voting begins Nov. 27-Dec. 8. Ballots may be cast at the elections office at 600 Strong Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of both weeks. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 5.