Williams, Briley in Runoff Election

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - There will be a runoff election for Abilene's next mayor. Candidates Anthony Williams and Robert Briley took the top two spots. 

Anthony Williams took 48 percent, Robert Briley had 46 percent and third candidate Richard Kennedy with 6 percent of the votes.

 With none having more than 50 percent of the vote, this causes a runoff with the top two candidates.

Williams and Briley both spoke to KTAB about their plans for the next month to win over the voters.

"Looking back at the election we were able to win 16 of the 24 precincts. I think that's pretty significant. So, going forward we do have a game plan, we're excited about it," stated Anthony Williams. "Of course, wish we could have wrapped things up on Saturday but this gives us another month to have the opportunity to learn more about the expectations of those we want to serve. "

"We're going to be putting the signs back out that we just picked up at the voting polls so that's going to take a little bit of time but again," added Robert Briley. "What I want to do is I need to go out and visit with our citizens and help them understand that I'm the best candidate."

The date for the runoff election has not been set by the Abilene City Council yet but it is expected to be in middle June.


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