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Leonard-Lane Re-Elected To Tarrant Water Board

Marty Leonard, Jim Lane

By Shelley Kofler, KERA News

Dallas, TX – Opponents' efforts to shake up the Tarrant Regional Water District board with charges of poor money management didn't work Saturday.

Voters overwhelmingly returned longtime civic leaders to the board giving Marty Leonard 34% of the vote and Jim Lane 30%.

Tea-Party back challengers John Basham and Adrian Murray each received less than 20%.

The challengers campaigned against using the water district's public money to help pay for the Trinity Vision development plan.

Leonard, Lane and supporters say water district money is helping pay for flood control included in the plan and that they support improvements the Trinity Vision project will bring to blighted areas of Fort Worth.

May 8, 2010 Election

Board of Directors Tarrant Regional Water District

Candidates # Votes Percentage

*Marty Leonard 6,506 33.74%

John Basham 3,603 18.69%

Adrian Murray 3,365 17.45%

*Jim Lane 5,806 30.11%