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Marilyn Rogers is running for the Beckville City Council.

Marilyn Rogers has been re-elected to the Beckville City Council, according to unofficial results from the city.

Rogers received 40 votes to challenger Tiffany Adams’ 19.

Larry Thompson, who ran unopposed for his Place 5 seat, took home 56 votes.

Marilyn Rogers has been in office since May 2015 and graduated from Beckville High in 1974. She moved back to the town in 1986 to raise her children in a smaller community and to be near family. She worked for Pierce Construction for nearly 20 years and retired in 2016.

“Our council has recently got our water system running to a better level of quality,” Roger said earlier this year. “My accomplishments have been limited due to my own lack of motivation for our small town. I always had a vision for my town but did not know how to make it become realized. With our current leadership, I see what can be and look forward to working with our members to do that.”

Roger said the city council is in a transition period with a new mayor and new members.

“We are trying to establish a working plan to look over our city and set new goals to accomplish,” she said. “We have just started that, and I would like to see it through. Beckville has a great school district, and I would like to see the city improve to complement that. I want our community to always be a great place to live and raise a family.”

Rogers is involved with the community mostly through school activities and sports, the city council, buying gas locally and “visiting the Family Dollar store too much” she said.

“Being on the City Council means having an opportunity to serve my community,” Roger said. “Beckville has the best people who rise to opportunities and challenges. I want to be a small part of a bigger picture.”

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