Filing Deadline for May 9, 2009 local elections is March 9th

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:01 pm by wcnews

Anyone interested in running in the May 9, 2009 local elections for City Council, School District, or MUD District the deadline to file is Monday, March 9, 2009. The county Elections page has all the information.

The TDP has some of it’s local filing news here.

Taylor ISD’s Board of Trustees and Taylor City Council each have two seats up for election. So far, four candidates have filed for those seats — three incumbents and one non-incumbent.

Christopher Gonzales, a non-incumbent, has signed up to be a candidate for Place 2 on the city council, which Benito Gonzales is vacating. Councilman John McDonald also intends to keep his spot on the city council. He represents Place 3 on the council.

At-large member Thomas Martinez and Place 2 member Anita Volek have both signed up to continue as members of the school board.

Candidate packets are available for the city council at Taylor City Hall, 401 Porter St. School board election packets are available at TISD’s administration building, 602 W. 12th St.

More on Carl Wake filing in Leander City Council, Wake adds name to Leander Place 2 race.

Wake is a 47-year-old Leander resident who said he moved here from Sunrise, Fla., three years ago. He told the Hill Country News Thursday that he has never run for office but has “been active on a community level and helped other people get elected before.”

Wake said he was initially interested in filing for Place 1, but former council members Andrea Navarrette and Rob Lederman had already filed for the seat, which will be a one-year term voted on during a special election on May 9, the same day as the general election.

“I decided to run for Place 2 because if there are three people in one race, then it will most likely have a runoff, and a runoff election would not do the city any good,” Wake said. “Plus, I want to be there long term and three years would be a better start than just one year.

Wake said he will send out an official press release as soon as Friday, but added, “I like the growth of our city. I want stronger and better public service and I want to focus on better transportation. I’m ready to take on tough issues.”

You still have the weekend to think it over.

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