BEAUMONT CITY POLITICS | Mayor Becky Ames remains non-committal on the question of an 8th term it seems at this time. When asked by 1813News for the REAL story behind her intent Ames told us, “I truly don’t know yet. This time in our city is critical. I have to focus on what I was elected to do. I promise. No decision.” Meanwhile, City Councilman W.L. Pate, Realtor Roy West, and activist Geary Senigaur Jr. have announced their intentions to run.