Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain appeared assured of securing his fifth term on Tuesday night. Cain collected 6,391 votes, the totals of which included mail-in ballots and early voting. Election Day totals had not been posted as of 9 p.m.
Cain’s two opponents, Tommy Molloy and John Paul “JP” Lowery, had collected 1,025 and 923 votes, respectively, as of the same time.
Cain commended both opponents.
“I am humbled and honored to have the overwhelming support of our community,” Cain said. “Together we have accomplished a lot, but there is much more to do as we seek to preserve our community’s character as we grow. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting back to work making many more great days in Cleburne.”
Cain also spoke of his hopes for Cleburne’s future and the need for community partnerships.
“In the coming decade, I challenge our community to become the standard by which other cities measure their success. That means getting more people involved and taking pride in their city, asking our businesses to lead and inspire and making sure our city staff remain committed to customer service and continual improvement.
“We may not have a choice whether we grow, but we do have a choice in how we grow. I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going and making sure our best days are ahead of us.”
Single Member District 4 Councilman John Warren collected 744 votes in his unopposed re-election bid while newcomer.
SMD 1 candidate Derek Weathers collected 1,603 votes. Weathers ran unopposed as well. SMD 1 Councilman Bob Kelly chose not to seek re-election.
Warren and Weathers’ vote totals also do not include Election Day totals.