Clifton Shaw elected Slaton Mayor in Saturday’s runoff election
Two runoff elections were held in Slaton on Saturday. The first was for the Mayor of Slaton and the second was for the special election, Slaton City Commissioner, Ward 4.
The citizens of Slaton elected Clifton “Clif” Shaw as their new mayor. Shaw beat John Gatica, who was running for mayor in late 2019, to fill a term that had not yet expired.
Shaw’s supporters were particularly supportive of him during the early voting, where he had a 66.36% lead over Gatica’s 33.64%. After all votes were counted on Saturday, Shaw closed with 61.92% of the vote (426 votes) and Gatica got 38.08% of the vote (262 votes).
In the special election for Slaton City Commissioner, Ward 4, this runoff is intended to fill an unexpired term. Valarie Cubit defeated Frankie Cisneros with a total of 6 votes, 65-59. Cubit’s turnout on election day sealed the victory, with Cubit gaining 26 votes on election day compared to Cisneros’ 18 votes.
Slaton’s ongoing transition with her city government won’t end with the swearing-in of a new mayor later this month.
At the moment the City of Slaton has a vacancy for the City Administrator on its website with a reference to the first round of interviews that will take place around June 21st.
The City of Slaton is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. The city is looking for a highly qualified and responsible person for the position.
Anyone interested should email [email protected] or call (806-828-2000) to speak to Mike Lamberson for a copy of the job requirements for that position. The City of Slaton is an equal opportunity employer.
Hiring decisions are based solely on skills, merit and the needs of the city. The first round of interviews will take place on or around June 21, 2021.