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Cotten ousted in re-election bid

By BOBBY HORN JR.
HIGHLANDS—After serving 18 years on the Goose Creek CISD Board of Trustees Weston Cotten will step down from the post, following Saturday’s loss at the polls.
Ken Martin defeated Cotten 264 to 123 for the District 3 seat.
“I guess this is the year of the Obama,” Cotten said after the election. “The year of people promising to change things for the better.”
Cotten said that he was surprised at the final tally and that he expected to get more support from Highlands voters. Martin campaigned heavily in the Lakewood subdivision in the days leading up to the election.
Cotten said that despite the loss he plans to continue in public service. He noted that he is considering a run in 2010 for the Justice of Peace seat currently held by Tony Polumbo.