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Municipal elections are Tuesday
Voters go to polls in Midway; not Flemington
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No voting in Flemington

The city of Flemington and Liberty County Election Supervisor Ella Golden issued a notice of election cancellation this week.
Since only enough candidates qualified to fill the positions being vacated, the election, which would have been Tuesday, has been ruled unnecessary.
All of the qualifying candidates are incumbents: Sandra Martin for mayor, and Palmer  Dasher, Gail Fox Evans, Dotty Bailey Fermin, Paul Hawkins, Charles Richardson and Donnie Smith for council seats.
They will start their new terms in January 2010.
Seven candidates are competing for the four at-large seats on the Midway City Council, and the ballot Tuesday also includes a measure that would allow Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages in Midway.
Midway Mayor Don Emmons, who is not seeking re-election, noted the small number of voters who took advantage of early voting — fewer than 100 votes in 21 days — and said, “I hope people will really turn out Tuesday for this election. It is very important for the future of Midway.”
Emmons also said the alcohol provision was necessary for Midway to attract first-class hotels to its Interstate 95 interchange.
Incumbent council members Jim Woods and Levern Clancy are seeking re-election, and Henry Stevens Jr. is making a bid to succeed his father, Henry Stevens Sr., who is retiring after long service on the council.
Other candidates are Rose M. Brown, Terry Doyle, Melice H. Hamilton and Curtes H. Roberts.
Miday’s present mayor pro tem, Clemontine Washington, is the only mayoral candidate.
“I am excited about having the opportunity to serve the city and citizens of Midway in a different capacity. I encourage all eligible voters to come out on Nov. 3 at the Midway City Hall and cast their vote,” she said. “I look forward to working with those individuals chosen by the voters.”  
Washington said she has already set several goals, including:
• Strengthening the relationship between the mayor and council.
• Working with the council to bring about change.
• Improving employee accountability.
• Supporting projects to improve citizen services.
• Continuing to promote tourism.
• Improving the city’s landscape.
• Improving intergovernmental relations within the county.
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