Lamar Collins Makes History, Becomes First Black Mayoral Candidate for Temple TX

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Lamar Collins Makes History, Becomes First Black Mayoral Candidate for Temple TX (Photo credit: Elect Lamar Collins)

Lamar Collins is making history in Temple, Texas, by becoming the city’s first black mayoral candidate. Lamar Collins, 38, who is a teacher at Temple Independent School District, is an Army veteran and former director of Temple’s Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s important to vote because voting IS important. This has given me a great opportunity to educate people on the importance of both national and local elections,” Collins told KWTX.

Longtime mayor Bill Jones III announced his resignation effective May 2013, leaving with one year left on his term. The City Council called for a special election to be held in May to fill the vacancy. Lamar Collins will have just one opponent, Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Dunn.

 

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 Lamar Collins Makes History, Becomes First Black Mayoral Candidate for Temple TX
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.