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BERTRAM — The next City Council meeting won’t be Pat Turner’s first, but it will be her first as an alderman.

Turner defeated Allen Rodgers for the city’s Place 1 seat to fill an unexpired term May 12. She received 58 percent of the vote.

Turner said she couldn’t believe she won in her first political race.

“I hope I can do what needs to be done for our city,” Turner said. “I’m looking forward to the term to get some cohesiveness back to the City Council and to do what’s right for the city and our citizens.”

Turner said she has attended several meetings as a resident.

“I’ve been going to them for a while so that’s what made me decide to run,” Turner said. 

Bertram Mayor Winnette Morris ran for re-election without opposition.

Place 2 candidate Cynthia Anderson and Place 4 candidate John Mandigo also faced no opposition.

The council’s next scheduled meeting is May 22.