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Candidates make final push for votes in Saturday Abilene City Council Place 6 run-off

By Jenna Rogers, Reporter, jrogers@ktxs.com
Published On: Jun 14 2013 06:10:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 14 2013 10:19:12 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Saturday is election day for the Abilene Place 6 City Council run-off.

In the primary election in May, incumbent Kellie Miller received 44 percent of the vote, with Steve Savage barely trailing behind with 43 percent.

Since neither candidate received 50 percent, the run-off election will decide who will claim the seat.

"I'm feeling pretty good about it," said Savage. "I'm ready for it to be over."

"I feel good! Tired, but good," said Miller.

"I've been extremely busy, I've been out campaigning a lot," said Savage.

"We've worked hard," said Miller. "It's been a long race but I think it's been very rewarding too just because of the run-off I've had more time to meet more people, make new friends."

At the end of the day Saturday, it will all be over. Either Miller or Savage will claim City Council Place 6 for the next three years.

Friday, they each made a final case about why voters should choose them.

"I'm really ready to have a term where i can actually do more because i am more comfortable and I do know a little bit more," said Miller.

"I'd like to ask the voters to get out and vote for me and have faith that I'm going to do the best I can on behalf of them to represent them and the City of Abilene just as I have done speaking on many issues down at City Council before and that I have the best interests of the community at heart," said Savage.

"People should vote for me because I listen and I work hard and I will get results," said Miller.

They both said helping to make Abilene the best place to live is their reason for running.

"I'd like to stress the importance of 'we can make a change in Abilene,'" said Savage.

"I want to make sure we stay a great place to live and work and raise our kids," said Miller. "We made Abilene our home of choice, I grew up here but brought my family back here and so it's important to invest myself back into the community."

They both encouraged everyone in Abilene to take the time to vote Saturday.

"I've been talking to folks trying to stress the importance of everyone going to the booths to vote," said Savage.

"It's important," said Miller. "It's important that you have a voice in what happens in your city.

Even if you did not vote in the primary election, you are still eligible to vote in the run-off. There are seven polling places based on precinct. Click here for the complete list.