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Three council seats up for election in May

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The Sulphur Springs City Council will call for regular municipal elections when the panel meets for its regular monthly confab Tuesday, with three seats expected to be on the ballot in May.

The council will hold its regular February meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Room at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, located at 125 South Davis St.

Tuesday's agenda includes action on Resolution No. 970, which calls election for Places 1, 2 and 3, as well as naming election judges and setting dates for early voting.

The three-year terms are ending for a trio of councilman: Place 1 Councilman Garry Jordan, Place 2 Councilman Clay Walker, and Place 3 Councilman Oscar Aguilar, who is currently serving as mayor.

Aguilar is completing his first term on the City Council. He was elected in 2006, taking more than 72 percent of the vote to replace outgoing Council member Joe Crouch, who had retired.

Garry Jordan is finishing his third term on the council. He was voted to the panel in the year 2000 when he defeated incumbent Bill Burney by a count of 665-596. Jordan has not faced an opponent since.

Walker was appointed in 2002 to fill the unexpired term of Mike Shing, who resigned after taking a job in another city. Walker was unopposed in the  election the following year, nor did he draw an opponent in 2006.

Municipal elections will be held on Saturday, May 9.  The first day to file candidacy is scheduled for Feb. 7. The deadline to file candidacy should be March 9, the 62nd day before the election. Early voting is scheduled to begin April 27 and continue until May 5.

 

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