For the first time in the history of Belton a female will serve as mayor. Current Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson ran unopposed for the seat and was elected today after receiving 176 votes. She will be joined on the Belton City Council by Paul Sanderford and Guy O'Banion, who received 163 and 106 votes respectively.
Mayor Jim Covington and Councilmember John Agan did not seek re-election. Mayor Pro Tem Grayson's seat became available when she filed for mayor.
In 2006, Mayor Covington became the first elected mayor in Belton's history. Prior to 2006, mayors in Belton were appointed by councilmember votes.
The newly elected officers are scheduled to be sworn into office on Tuesday, May 13.
Candidate Vote Totals
Mayor Marion Grayson, 176
City CouncilBruce Burleson, 60Guy O’Banion, 106Justin D. Winkler, 59Paul H. Sanderford, 163