William Q Burns Jr, Elected to City Commision

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William Q Burns Jr, Elected to City Commision - .Dr.B ins' iirns w i jriace Jr our UW Seat By...
.Dr.B ins' iirns w i jriace Jr our UW Seat By JERRY ARNOLD Managing Editor Dr. William Q. Burns Jr., local dentist, Tuesday was elected to the Place 4 seat on the Marshall City CSmmissTon, defeating" opponent L. A. Moon by a 3-2 3-2 3-2 margin in a runoff election here. Dr Rums nnllpd a total nf 1 91fi vntoc tn Moon's 827. The total vote cast Tuesday was 2,057, more than the approximately 2,025 cast in the April 3 election in which Dr. Burns and Moon received the larger number of votes in the four-man four-man four-man race for the Place 4 seat. In Tuesday's election, Dr. Burns carried all but one of the city's five voting wards. Moon outpolled Dr. Burns, 478 to 340 in Ward 3 where the largest number of votes, 826, were cast. Dr. Burns outdrew Moon 415 to 195 in Ward 1; 107 to 17 in Ward 2; 163 to 13 in Ward 2Aj and, 191 to 124 in Ward 4. . - J In the April 3 city election, Dr. Burns led the four-man four-man four-man ticket, drawing a total of 87 votes to Moon's 653. W. J. van Reenen, . incumbent Place 4 commissioner, ran third in the race, polling 634 votes. John -Pollard, -Pollard, the fourth man in the race, drew-a drew-a drew-a total of 49 votes. Dr. Burns will officially take office at the Thursday night City Commission meeting following the administering, of the oath of office by City Attorney Gaines Baldwin. Van Reenen will step down at that time. Dr. Burns, 38, has practiced dentistry here for the past eight years, moving here after serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1964. He, his wife Ann, and two children, Will, 8, and Beth, 5, reside at 402 Perry Dr. A native of Texarkana, Dr. Burns attended attended New Mexico Military Institute, Baylor University and received his DDS . degreefroro. Baylor. Dentai.College...- Dentai.College...- A former president of the Marshall Jaycees, Dr. Burns received the coveted Blalock Trophy in 1967, the year of his How They Ward l 2 2A 3 4 Total Moon 195 17 13 478 124 827 Burns 415 107 163 340 191 1216 presidency. He presently serves on the Marshall-Harrison Marshall-Harrison Marshall-Harrison County Board of Health, and has served on the Marshall Red Cross board, was a past chairman of the Commission on Evangelism. Evangelism. He was the Harrison County chair- chair- Voted Here man' of the "Eggers for Governor" campaign and the Precinct 1 Republican chairman. He is -a -a -member -member of the- the- First Methodist" Church here where he serves on the Administration Board. Moon, owner of Moon Geaners here, hay resided in the city some 50"yars. A native of Ore City, he holds an A.B. Degree from Wiley College here. He and his wife, I,ola Moon, reside at 616 S. Carter St. They have one son, Kenneth Moon. Moon is a member of the Masonic Idge, a charge lay leader in the United Methodist Church and member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He has served on the Marshall Planning and Zoning Board and is a member of the 'Higher Education Authority, a bi-racial bi-racial bi-racial committee appointed appointed by the Marshall City Commission. " , mi piggT f DR. WILLIAM Q. BURNS

Clipped from The Marshall News Messenger25 Apr 1973, WedPage 1

The Marshall News Messenger (Marshall, Texas)25 Apr 1973, WedPage 1
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