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Shirley McKellar and Pamela Phoenix will have a runoff election June 29 after garnering 43 percent and 33 percent of the vote, respectively, in May. (Tyler Morning Telegraph)

A runoff election for a seat on the Tyler City Council will be held June 29.

Shirley McKellar and Pamela Phoenix are vying for a seat representing the area that includes neighborhoods near John Tyler High School, Jones Elementary School and T.J. Austin Elementary School.

McKellar and Phoenix garnered 43.3 percent and 31.9 percent of votes, respectively, in a three-way race with Dalila Reynoso, who received 24.9 percent. The runoff is being held because no candidate received a majority of the votes.

McKellar is known for her roots in Tyler and unsuccessful races against U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. Phoenix sits on the Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission and the Smith County Appraisal Review Board.

Shirley McKellar says her deep roots, experience in the community would serve District 3
Pamela Phoenix says her legal, business, and nonprofit experience would serve District 3
Two candidates raise more than $7,000 in Tyler City Council race

Early voting will be at the R.B. Hubbard Center, “The Hub,” at 304 E. Ferguson St. The hours are from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. June 17-21 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 24-25.

Election day locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The centers are Jones Elementary, 3450 Chandler Highway, and T.J. Austin Elementary School, 1105 W. Franklin St.

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Erin came to Tyler from Vermont, where she worked for VTDigger.org and previously the Rutland Herald. She received her B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also attended journalism school.

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