Magers Defeats Starr for Sherman Mayor

5-7-05- Voters in Sherman headed to the polls in record numbers Saturday, choosing to elect a new mayor. Bill Magers defeated current mayor Julie Ellis-Starr with 67% of the vote.

Magers received 2,794 votes compared to Starr's 1,224. Austin College student Will Blackburn received 175 votes.

Saturday evening, Magers pledged to work together for the good of the city, no matter what the outcome. Both candidates agreed it was a hard-fought race.

For Sherman city council at large position one-- John Markl defeated Robert Shannon. For position two-- Cary Wacker defeated Orvie Lee Cantrell.