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Trio of Mineral Wells City Council incumbents announces re-election bids, Mayor included

Trio of Mineral Wells City Council incumbents announces re-election bids, Mayor included
January 17
14:15 2022

MINERAL WELLS – Before the candidate filing period officially opened, all three incumbents up for re-election to the Mineral Wells City Council announced their intent to file for another two-year term. 

Mayor Regan Johnson has served on the council since 2017. A early-stage downtown investor and entrepreneur, she ran uncontested for mayor in 2020.

“Mineral Wells is on a roll, and we’re excited to keep that momentum going,” Johnson said. “We added two fresh voices to the council in 2021, so we have a nice balance of our experience and the accountability that new council members provide.”

Mayor Regan Johnson

The City of Mineral Wells has numerous projects under way designed to anticipate and keep up with revived interest in the city as a place to live, visit, and invest in.

Some activities include:

  • Park revitalization
  • Commercial development at Mineral Wells Regional Airport
  • Overhaul of economic development program
  • Infrastructure improvements for streets and water service

“Our council operates in an environment of mutual respect for the single purpose of improving this community,” the Mayor said. “We don’t always agree, but each individual brings something incredibly valuable to our local government. 

Also seeking re-election is Ward 1 Councilman Jerrel Tomlin. A longtime local pastor, Tomlin was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council in 2016, and has been easily re-elected since then. 

Incumbents Jerrel Tomlin and Beth Watson

Ward 3 Councilwoman Beth Henary Watson looks to earn her 3rd term on the council, having started her council service in 2018. She works as a certified financial planner and, with Councilman Tomlin, recently agreed to serve on a task force to review the city’s tourism programs. 

In conclusion, the three council members issued a joint statement: “Mineral Wells has evolved tremendously over the last few years. The process hasn’t been without growing pains, but we appreciate the enthusiasm each citizen has for moving the community forward. We are always open to suggestions and feedback.”