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Bel Aire’s mayor race could be bitter

Two former mayors — Harold Smith, mayor from 1991 to 1998; and Gary O’Neal, mayor from 1999 to 2005 — have both filed against each other in Bel Aire’s April 3 general election. At issue for the 6,500-resident community is how to market the city’s vacant land and work on reducing the local debt load.. Within the past five years the community has rapidly grown.