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Richardson files for District 1 seat on City Council

Post Date:03/17/2017 12:29 PM

Bill Richardson has filed his candidacy in the May 6 special election for the City Council’s District 1 seat. Richardson is the fourth candidate to file to fill the final two years of the seat's unexpired term. The vacancy was created by Richardson’s resignation, which the Council accepted March 2.

Filings will continue through March 27. Those who previously filed their candidacies in the special election are:

  • District 1 – Tommy Hiebert, Anna Bartosh, Darrin Fentress.

Candidate packets can be downloaded at cosatx.us/May2017. Physical copies are available in the City Clerk’s office in Room 210 on the second floor of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. The office is open weekdays 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Candidates file the necessary paperwork in the City Clerk’s office. Questions can be addressed to City Clerk Bryan Kendrick at 325-657-4405 or at bryan.kendrick@cosatx.us.

Also on May 6, voters will elect a mayor and representatives in the District 2, 4 and 6 seats. The winners of those races will serve four-year terms. Those who filed their candidacies for those four seats in the regularly scheduled election are:

  • Mayor – Tony Villarreal, Brenda Gunter, Charlotte Farmer, Zach Taylor.
  • District 2 – Tom Thompson.
  • District 4 – Lucy Gonzales, Chris Giroux.
  • District 6 – Steve Hampton, Rebekah Coffman, Billie F. DeWitt.

Voters can look at a map of the City Council districts at cosatx.us/council. Determining which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.

Voters must be registered to vote by April 7 to vote in the May 6 election. Voter registration information can be found at votetomgreencounty.org; in the Tom Green County Election/Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave.; and at all three Tom Green County library locations.