Davis Elected Mayor
PADEN CITY The voters chose Joel Davis as mayor-elect of Paden City, according to unofficial results from the city’s municipal election. Davis defeated Clyde Hochstrasser 225 to 96 in Thursday’s election, which will be certified at a later date when the canvas is complete. For more complete election coverage, see the June 8 edition of the Tyler Star News.
“I would like to thank all those who voted for and have put their faith in me. I also want to thank those who didn’t vote for me, for I will also be your Mayor,” he said. “I will do the best job I can, but I will also be calling on the residents of Paden City to help the community. With ownership comes pride. It’s going to take work, but I am ready to lead Paden City into the future.”
Davis captured about 70 percent of the ballots cast for mayor and won all three wards. He garnered 69 votes to Hochstrasser’s 16 in the First Ward. Second Ward, Davis had 73 votes to Hochstrasser’s 40 votes. For the Third Ward, which Hochstrasser represents as a council member, Davis had 83 votes to Hochstrasser’s 40 votes.
The canvas will take place June 7 and the official certification of the election results will happen June 10.
Davis will be sworn-in July when he begins his 2-year term as mayor.
Three candidates all of whom ran unopposed were also elected in Thursday’s municipal election. Council members-elect are Tammy Parsons (First Ward with 70 votes); Ken Stead (Second Ward with 95 votes); and Susan Postlethwait with 94 votes.