Brady Elects New City Council Members
BRADY, TEXAS -- Just like San Angelo, Brady just finished their mayoral and city council elections. What started out as a race for mayor and district 1 seat held by Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Gloria, soon turned topsy-turvy when District 3 Councilwoman Marilyn Gendusa announced her resignation in February with one year remaining on her term.
Gendusa was at the time of her resignation, serving in her second year of her second term. She had announced in her first race that she was a cancer survivor. She then cited her resignation was due to ill health.
Brady’s current Mayor Tony Groves drew no challengers for the upcoming term, but City Council District 1 representative Kathy Gloria drew two opponents, before she resigned from the race. Jon Chase, who has served as the president for the Brady Economic Development Corporation for the past two year, and Rey Garza, who has previously served as council member for three terms and who previously ran for mayor in 2011, both applied as District 1 candidates.
Gendusa’s unexpired term (one year)for District 3, drew four candidates, however hopeful candidate and former Council member, Latricia Doyal resigned from the races, citing her husband’s ill health. The other three candidates who threw their hats into the ring were, former councilwoman Missy Davis, who previously resigned days after her re-election due to threats against her family, newcomer Anthony Cook, and former San Angeloan, Jeffrey Sutton.
Election results on Saturday saw Garza run away with an almost 2-1 rout with a count of 338-174 for District 1. A runoff in District 3 looms on the horizon, as Davis garnered 219 votes and Sutton 186. Cook finished third with 109 votes.
No date has been announced for the run-off at this time.