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Longview's Prop 1 for off-premise beer, wine sales passes with 63 percent of vote; Tatum approves alcohol, too

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Alcohol prohibition has effectively ended in Longview tonight. Supporters of off-premise beer and wine sales say -- it was all about giving an equal footing to the gas stations and grocery stores north of Hollybrook Drive.

Despite late opposition, Longview voters approved off-premise beer and wine sales with 63 percent of the vote. A political action committee called Longview United for Growth petitioned the city for Saturday's alcohol election -- or Prop 1.

The final vote tally was 2,018 votes for Prop 1, and 1,180 votes against.

Also, Tatum voters approved off-premise beer and wine sales in their city by an 82-45 vote tally.


From the City of Longview

Following the closing of the polls, unofficial election results show the reelection of Richard Manley to City Council in District 5 and Sidney Allen to City Council in District 6. Also, all three propositions on the ballot passed. Elections results will become official upon canvassing at the Special Called City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., May 16, in the City Council Chamber, 300 W. Cotton St.

 

 

City Council

District 5:  

Richard Manley ran unopposed and received 728 votes. 

Richard Manley wins City Council District 5 office.

 

District 6:  

Sidney Allen ran unopposed and received 756 votes.

Sidney Allen wins City Council District 6 Office.

Citywide Propositions

Proposition 1 - For or Against:  

The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only. 

          For           2018

          Against    1180

          Proposition 1 passes.

 

Proposition 2 - Yes or No:  

Shall the City Charter be amended so that it requires a one hundred dollar ($100) filing fee or a petition for candidacy in lieu of a filing fee?

           Yes   2325

           No       701

           Proposition 2 passes.

 

Proposition 3 - Yes or No: 

Shall the City Charter be amended to provide for a twelve (12) month residency requirement of the Mayor and members of the City Council?

           Yes   2914

           No       189

           Proposition 3 passes.

 

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