Incumbents keep their seats: Marquez narrowly wins his second term on Big Spring City Council

Staff Writer

Voters in the Big Spring and Coahoma city elections decided to stay with the incumbents, although Raul Marquez will be returning to his Big Spring City Council District 1 duties after narrowly winning his seat.
Unofficial results from Saturday’s election showed Marquez squeaking by Tracy Parker with five votes to win the District 1 seat. Marquez received 79 votes or 52 percent of the overall total while Parker brought in 74 which was 48 percent. A total of 153 votes were cast in the race.
“I knew it was going to be a real close race,” Marquez said after being handed the results from Howard County Elections Administrator Jodi Duck. “You can’t get any closer than that.”
In Coahoma, Brandy Manning and Jay Holt will serve another term on the city council. Manning brought in 57 votes or 40 percent of the overall total. Holt garnered 64 vote, or 45 percent. TJ Rueda earned 14 votes, or 10 percent and John Mulkey received 7 vote, or 5 percent of the 142 votes cast.

For more on this story, see Monday's edition of the Herald.