Keller Citizen

Whatley and Mizani head to a runoff for Keller Council seat.

Local business owner Christopher Whatley will face attorney Armin Mizani in a runoff for the Place 2 seat on the Keller City Council.

Whatley received 47.8 percent, Mizani 36.9 percent and Frank Roszell 15.2 percent in the three-way race Nov. 4.

Keller Spokewwoman Rachel Reynolds said the city will probably set the runoff for Dec. 9, with early voting Nov. 24 - Dec. 5, but the City Council needs to "call" the election in a special meeting on Nov. 13.

"I really want to encourage all the voters to get out and make their vote count," Whatley said Wednesday. "It's just as important the second time."

Whatley said before the election that he intended to bring "honesty, integrity and fiscal responsibility to the Keller City Council in an effort to keep Keller's character."

He said last week that he plans to run his business, meet with voters and encourage folks to vote again as the runoff approaches.

Whatley, Mizani and Roszell filed to run after former Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reaves announced he would leave the Council to pursue "significant professional opportunities."

The winner will serve until May 2015 when the Place 2 seat expires and will be up for re-election.

Trophy Club

Small business owner Timothy Kurtz, won a three-way race for the unexpired Place 4 term on the Trophy Club Town Council.

Kurtz got 50.51 percent of the vote in Tarrant County and 54.57 percent in Denton County. Opponent Gregorgy Wilson received 30 percent in Tarrant County and 19 percent in Denton County, while Jeanne Buck got 19 percent in Tarrant County and 26 percent of the Denton County votes.

“I think we all had the same message — to keep the character of the town and make the town better,” Kurtz said.

Kurtz said his platform was making improvements to public safety, the town’s infrastructure and economic development

The Place 4 Town Council seat that was vacated by Danny Mayer in late July.

Staff writer Marty Sabota contributed to this report that contains Star-Telegram archive material.

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