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City Council Place 6 candidates react to election results

By Kristen Pope, Reporter, kpope@ktxs.com
Published On: May 12 2013 01:55:45 PM CDT
Election Day
ABILENE, Texas -

The race for City Council Place 6 resulted in a run-off election.

Three people campaigned for the seat; Steve Savage, Lupe Chavez and incumbent Kellie Miller. The election ended with Kellie Miller who received 44 percent of the vote with more than 1500 votes. Steve Savage came in with 43 percent and almost 1500 votes.

Both said they are prepared to keep going until there is a determined winner. Kellie Miller hopes for a second term on the Abilene City Council. Steve Savage hopes for his first shot at the council seat.

"I think a lot of people have started realizing what I tried to do for the last couple of years which is to speak up on behalf of other citizens and some businesses in regard to issues that's come before the city of Abilene," Savage said.

Miller said she was not surprised by Saturday night's outcome.

"It's kind of what I expected with three people in the race," Miller said. "I want to congratulate Mr. Savage on a very competitive race and also thank Mr. Chavez for caring enough about his community to run."

Both Savage and Miller said they are focused on their plans for the place 6 spot.

Savage said, "I'm just looking forward to serving all the council in the interest of the citizens of Abilene."

"My plans after June would be the same. To keep listening and serving our community to help us move forward," Miller said. "There are a lot of great things getting ready to happen in Abilene and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."

There is not yet an official date for the run-off election. It will be a Saturday in June pending a decision by city officials.