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Winds of change blow through Cairo

Cairo Mayor Paul Farris Cairo Mayor Paul Farris

Winds of change blow through Cairo
By: Ryan Tate

CAIRO, Ill. - When the Cairo city government meets after the April 17th elections, one thing is for sure: there will be different faces making the decisions. Mayor Paul Farris came in fourth in the mayoral race in Tuesday's consolidated primary and only three city council members made it through to the April 17th elections.

"This is the one time people can come out and give you a pat on the back or a give you a punch," Mayor Paul Farris said. 

Council Members Elbert "Bo" Purchase, Sandra Tarver and Linda Jackson made it through the consolidated primary Tuesday night to April's Election. Carolyn Ponting and Joey Thurston did not run. Current council member Bobby Whitaker ran in for mayor and came in sixth place.

So who's in line to vie for Cairo's top elected seat? Judson Childs and Karl Klein will face off for the mayor's job in April. Childs collected the most votes in the Consolidated Primary, garnering 440 votes. Klein came in second with 170.

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