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Miller wins run-off election for Abilene City Council Place 6 after tight race

Published On: Jun 15 2013 09:31:53 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 15 2013 10:19:27 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

Incumbent Kellie Miller won the run-off election for Abilene City Council Place 6 with 52 percent of the vote, beating challenger Steve Savage.

The run-off election came after the vote was too close to call in the May primary election.

This will be Miller's second term serving on City Council.

"Your first three years are such a learning time and such a learning curve and I'm glad to be on the other side if that and really looking forward to moving on now with a little bit of that behind me," Miller said.

Now that the campaign is over, Miller said, she's ready to get to work.

"The first thing we're going to do is attack the budget," said Miller. "That's coming up soon. One of the things I'm very, very interested in right now, I'm very intent on the synthetic drug issue that we have. I would like to really focus on looking at ways that we can start some sort of an education campaign so that we can be educating our community on the dangers of these drugs."

Miller said her second her term, her main focus is the city and the people of Abilene.

"This is not about me," said Miller. This is about our city. This is about this community and I see my role as someone who can help listen and help citizens who have a vision and who have a goal and who want to accomplish something to help encourage that process and to facilitate that process so that's what I want citizens to know about me, the approachable council member."

Miller received 1,926 votes and Savage received 1,807 votes.