In mere hours, Kenny Weldon will take his seat as mayor of Stephenville.

Weldon and four council members will be sworn into office after election results are canvassed at a special meeting of the Stephenville City Council today.

Unofficial results in Saturday's election showed Weldon, a retired Air Force colonel and Stephenville High School graduate, garnered 68.66 percent of the 2,077 votes cast in the mayor's race.

Weldon challenged Mayor Nancy Hunter who was seeking her third term.

Election results show 170 more voters weighed in on the mayor's race than the only other contested race on the city ballot for place 8, where council member Scott Evans also sought re-election to his third term.

Evans defeated challenger Mary Beach McGuire after garnering 67.65 percent of the 1,907 ballots cast in that race.

Meanwhile, three incumbents who ran uncontested, Malcolm Cross, Russ McDanel, and Alan Nix will also be sworn in to another term.

Election results will be canvassed at 5:30 p.m. today in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The council will also recognize Hunter for her service to the city.

The Empire-Tribune will sit down with Weldon Thursday for an in-depth interview, which will be featured in Sunday's edition.