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Van Alstyne voters pick new mayor on Saturday

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VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- Voters across Grayson County will go to the polls Saturday for local and school elections.

In Van Alstyne, the featured race is the city's first contested mayoral election in more than five years.

There are three candidates in the mayor's race. Kevin Soucie, 24, is the youngest. His main campaign goal is street repair.

"I have the mindset to take ideas from each and every person here," he said. "What I want to do is get something moving and rolling, because the town is growing and we're next up on the map."

Road and infrastructure improvements are common priorities for all three candidates. Donnie J. Neill said being mayor means being a voice and an ear for the citizens and businesses.

"I know there's some infrastructure coming this direction; we also need some retail brought to town, and we need some more revenue coming in," he said. 

The campaign of former police officer Steve Riley focuses on community improvement.

"We have a great downtown," he said. "I just think we can push it father along, and I think it will be a great draw for our merchants in our city."

Van Alstyne voters will also be choosing representatives for three City Council seats on Saturday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Other local elections in Grayson County on Saturday include Denison; Bells ISD; Gunter; Howe; Pottsboro city and ISD; Pilot Point ISD; Tioga; Tom Bean; Van Alstyne; Whitesboro; Whitewright  city and ISD; and S&S CISD. See the document below for voting locations.  Visit the Grayson County Elections Administration to view sample ballots.

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