Packet pick up for city council special election open

Packet pick up is open to run in a special election to fill the unexpired terms of Mayor and Council member Ward IV.

Mayor D.W. “Dubbin” Englund died May 28, while  James A. “Buster” Tucker, Commissioner Ward IV, passed away May 23.

Pam King with the City of Slaton said several people so far have picked up a packet to file for Mayor.

Those interested in picking up a packet to run for either office may do so at the City Secretary’s Office inside City Hall, 130 S. 9th St. in Slaton between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

She said while people can now pick up packets to file, she cannot accept any back in her office until the first day of filing.

Applicants may start turning in their packets July 20; however, as the open date falls on a Saturday, King said she will start accepting them July 22.

The filing period will end Aug. 19.

Currently, the council is composed of Mayor Pro-Tem and Commissioner Ward II Lynn Nowlin, Commissioner Ward I Weldon “Squeaky” Self and Commissioner Ward III Benny Lopez.

City Administrator Mike Lamberson said in the May 30 edition of The Slatonite He did not foresee any changes in the city’s daily operations during this time.

The election will be conducted on the next scheduled election date, which is Nov. 5. The election is in accordance to the city charter and Election Code for the State of Texas.

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