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Candidate Filing Begins for Paris City Council, Mayor Up For Re-Election

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Today is the first day for candidates to file for the upcoming Paris City Council Election.

Voters in Districts 4, 5 & 7 will be able to elect or re-elect their City Council members this May.

Two applications have already been received from Dr. Steven Clifford and Paula Portugal. 

Dr. Steven Clifford has filed for re-election.  Dr. Clifford represents District 4 and currently serves as Mayor.  Clifford’s most recent term as Mayor began controversially as no other nominations were taken before he seconded his own nomination and held a vote. This has led to changes in the Council’s nomination process across the board.  If re-elected, it’s expected that he will be nominated to continue serving as Mayor.
Paula Portugal has also filed for re-election.  Portugal currently represents District 7. It is widely speculated that, if other nominations had been taken before the vote, Portugal would have also received a nomination for Mayor last May.  If reelected, It’s expected that she will also be nominated for Mayor.

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Margaret Milton January 17, 2019 - 3:08 pm

I think Paula Portugal would serve Lamar County much better as Mayor. I wish her all the best in the election.

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