New city councilmen elected in Paris

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PARIS, TX-- Two new Paris councilmen were elected over the weekend.

Former city councilman Benny Plata beat incumbent John Wright for the District 3 spot, while former councilman Edwin Pickle slid past current District 6 councilwoman Cleonne Drake.

Incumbents Aaron Jenkins and Sue Lancaster won for Districts 1 & 2.

The council members will be sworn in at the May 19th meeting, where they'll elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem.

Mayor A.J Hashmi's time as mayor ends next week.

At Monday's meeting, he thanked everyone for helping him throughout his time as mayor and congratulated those who won the election on Saturday.