Lubbock voters pick Tray Payne as next mayor

Published: May. 7, 2022 at 7:32 PM CDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 10:14 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Voters have selected Tray Payne to be Lubbock’s 36th mayor. Payne defeated four challengers with a commanding 68 percent of the vote.

Tray Payne 68% - 12,961

Adam Hernandez 19% - 3,565

Stephen Sanders 9% - 1,682

Gulrez “Gus” Khan 3% - 603

Epifanio “Major” Garza 2% - 341

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope announced in November he would not seek another term, then a month later said he would not seek any office in 2022.

Payne described the election as “a humbling experience” as he thanked supporters and volunteers.

When asked about his priorities in office, Payne said, “We’ve got specific things we need to work on, core fundmental services, and I’m excited about getting to work on those issues. We want to make sure West Texas conservative core values stay in place.”

“The first thing we’re gonna have to do is build the team. There’s gonna be four new council members and we all have to learn to work together, to start tugging in the same direction and start trying to see what we can do to tackle all of the issues facing the city right now. I’m looking forward to working with everyone,” Payne said.

“We’ve got incredible talent that works for the City of Lubbock, great people that have the best interests of our city in mind, and I look forward to working with them to tackle the issues coming forward.”

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