Tahlequah Daily Press

April 3, 2013

Teague, Fore to serve Hulbert citizens

By ROB W. ANDERSON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — One incumbent with the Hulbert Public Works Authority and Town of Hulbert Board of Trustees will retain her seat, while a new member was elected during Tuesday’s municipal voting.

Current Mayor Shirley Teague will remain a Hulbert trustee, while Kenneth R. Fore, who defeated incumbent Ed Beckham, will join the board in overseeing the town’s business.

Teague was pleased with the results and expressed her gratitude for the townspeople who believed in her role as a community leader.

“I want to thank everybody in the city who voted for me. I really appreciate that they showed that much confidence in me to continue serving on the board,” she said. “I want Hulbert to grow. I want to see more businesses come into town, and I want everyone to know I’m going to work real hard for the people.”

The official results from the three precincts, which reported a turnout of 129 voters, showed Teague with 49.6 percent of the votes, or 64 ballots, while Fore received 48 votes, or 38.4 percent of the ballots. Beckham received 17 votes, or 13.6 percent of the ballots.

Fore said he was excited for the opportunity to serve on the board and is looking forward to helping provide a change in leadership.

“I’m ready to get started. I think the city was due for a change and some new faces,” he said. “I’m just looking for better leadership.”

Hulbert’s trustees are elected to four-year terms, and the trustees chose a mayor from the three-member board every two years on a rotating basis.