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Filing ends for local election

by | Feb 27, 2022 | Latest

The Farmersville municipal ballot is set for the May 7 election.

Voters will decide between two candidates for mayor, while the two incumbents seeking re-election to their City Council seats will be unopposed for re-election.

Voters also will get to decide on whether to approve a home-rule charter for the city, replacing the current governing document that is determined by statute set by the Texas Legislature.

On the ballot for mayor will be the incumbent, Bryon Wiebold, who is seeking re-election to a second term as the City Council’s presiding officer, and Denise Kelly, who is seeking her first public office in Farmersville after moving to the city a little more than a year ago.

Council members Terry Williams and Mike Henry are unopposed in their re-election campaigns for Places 2 and 4 respectively on city council.

Farmersville is making its first try at enacting a home-rule charter. It has governed itself under “general law” provisions set by the state, meaning that it is restricted to following statutes approved by Legislature and signed into law by the governor. This year, the city passed the minimum 5,000-inhabitant threshold required by the Texas Constitution to call for an election on approving a charter.

The city handed over the campaign for the charter to a political action committee led by former councilman Mike Hesse; state law prohibits the city from campaigning actively for a political cause or for candidates.

The city has a draft charter already prepared. It was completed in 2020 and is on file at City Hall. The city is required under state law to distribute hard copies of the proposed charter to every registered voter in Farmersville, according to Councilman Craig Overstreet, who co-chaired the committee that drafted the charter document. The city must distribute the document no later than 31 days prior to the election, according to City Secretary Tabatha Monk.

The deadline for filing candidacies was Friday, Feb. 18.

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