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Cedar Hill Elects New Mayor, Approves Liquor Sales

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    Cedar Hill Elects New Mayor, Approves Liquor Sales
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    Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke in February 2018.

    Election Results: See All Races Here

    Voters in Cedar Hill elected a new mayor, three council positions, two trustees and a proposition on the sale of alcohol.

    The results of those races are below and will continue to be updated throughout the evening.

    Mayor

    After more than 22 years as mayor, Rob Franke was not running for reelection in Cedar Hill. His soon-to-be former office will be filled by a current Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Mason who held off fellow councilmember Jami McCain.

    Cedar Hill - Mayor

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    Stephen Mason

    2072

    53%
    Jami McCain

    1820

    47%

    Franke, along with McCain, were recently subjects in a corruption probe by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. In November 2017, a Dallas Morning News investigation detailed how the mayor and others had positioned themselves to profit off a plan to bring $160 million in development into its old downtown. Dallas County DA John Cruezot investigated and ultimately found no evidence of wrong doing.

    Voters in Cedar Hill had several other races to consider on Election Day, including three City Council races, two trustee seats on the Cedar Hill Independent School District board as well as a propositition.

    Prop

    Prop A asked voters to consider whether they'd like liquor stores to be allowed in Cedar Hill. The vote is below.

    Cedar Hill - Proposition A Alcohol Sales

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    For

    1998

    51%
    Against

    1896

    49%

    City Council

    Voters also had to choose new council members in Places 1, 3 and 5.

    Place 3 went to longtime Cedar Hill City Manager Alan Sims who held off challenger Valerie Banks, a former member of the Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees.

    The race for Place 5 was between three people who have never held any political office before -- Gregory Glover, a former pharmaceutical sales rep; Kim Rimmer, a legal assistant; and Victor Gonzalez, a code compliance officer for the city of Dallas.

    Cedar Hill - City Council - Place 3

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    Alan Sims

    2239

    58%
    Valerie Banks

    1611

    42%

    Cedar Hill - City Council - Place 5

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    Victor Gonzalez

    1328

    36%
    Gregory Glover

    1259

    34%
    Kim Rimmer

    1134

    30%

    A special election to fill a vacancy in Place 1 after the departure of mayoral candidate McCain was a close one with Shirley Daniels getting 81 more votes than Michael Lewis.

    Cedar Hill - City Council - Place 1 Special Election

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    Shirley Daniels

    1894

    51%
    Michael Lewis

    1813

    49%

    ISD Trustees

    In the Cedar Hill ISD, voters were asked to decide who'll be the trustees in Place 1 and Place 2.

    In Place 1, incumbent Gayle Sims, whose been a trustee since 2017, defeated challenger Shomega Daniels-Austin, an insurance agent seeking her first public office.

    After serving three terms as trustee for Place 2, Doug Heyerdahl is stepping down. Keisha Williams-Lankford won the seat over Carma Morgan.

    Cedar Hill ISD - Trustees - Place 1

    100% ReportingThu, Jun 6, 2019, 2:11 PM
    Gayle Sims

    2455

    65%
    Somega Daniels-Austin

    1296

    35%

    Cedar Hill ISD - Trustees - Place 2

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    Keisha Lankford

    2493

    69%
    Carma Morgan

    1128

    31%