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Wilmer: Candidates give stance on liquor


The Ellis County Press

WILMER-HUTCHINS – Wilmer and Hutchins city council candidates offered their take on the southern Dallas County towns’ liquor elections Saturday.

Voting for the election May 10 is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“If it happens it happens. I'm not really for or against it,” said Wilmer council candidate Matias Leal.

While Wilmer Mayor Don Hudson thinks it should be left up to the citizens to vote and decide, Stan Bell and Marlena Hagen both are against it. Bell told The Ellis County Press he believes “the negatives of beer and wine sales are greater than the positive.”

Over in Hutchins, north of Wilmer, the mayoral race has incumbent Artis Johnson not wanting to comment on whether or not he believes in beer, wine or liquor, which was put on the ballot after petitions were signed with 35 percent of the 2006 gubernatorial election voters.

Challenger Rodney Henderson seems to agree. “I'm all for the people. If that's what they want I'm all for it.I would like to try and help them get what they want. If they want to voice their opinion that's great.”

Voting locations  are as follows : Wilmer Community Center and the Hutchins Community Center.

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