In Haslet, Forrest W. Goodman will serve in elected office for the first time after winning the Council Place 4 seat with 53.4 percent of the vote, compared with 46.6 percent for incumbent Harold Williams.
Place 2 incumbent Mitch Hill and Mayor Bob Golden were unopposed for re-election.
Goodman, 51, who is a pharmaceutical research and development project manager and is also a veterinarian, has lived in Haslet around two years.
“I am very excited that I won,” Goodman said. “This is my first time to ever serve in that capacity. I’m very excited about learning a lot about leading in the community.”
Goodman said he has the interests of the entire community in mind, rather than focusing on the concerns of a particular neighborhood.
“I drive down the same roads that everyone else does and have the same needs that everyone else has,” Goodman said. “I’m not just going to protect the 110 houses in my neighborhood. I’m seeking everyone’s benefit.”
Goodman said election day was like any other Saturday.
“We were relaxing and finishing our Saturday chores,” Goodman said. “... I am very grateful for all the individuals who came out and helped me.”