Municipal Elections

Waxahachie City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Filing can be done from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday in the city secretary’s office at city hall, located at 401 S.Rogers Street in Waxahachie. No election packets are available on the city's website. The packet contains an application for a place on the ballot, the campaign finance guide, information on political advertising and a copy of the city’s ordinance regarding political signs. There is no filing fee. The staff at city hall can be reached at 469-309-4000.

Mayor Kevin Strength, Mayor Pro Tem Mark Singleton, and Councilmember David Hill have confirmed they are running for re-election.

Eligibility Requirements:

• A candidate in the election has to be 18 years of age or older.

• A candidate has to be a resident of Texas for 12 months and reside in the city for at least six months.

• A candidate has to be a U.S. citizen.

• A candidate cannot be determined by a final judgment of a court to exercising probate jurisdiction to be – totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• A candidate cannot be finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

Midlothian City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Filing can be done from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the city secretary’s office at city hall located at 104 W. Avenue E in Midlothian. The staff at city hall can be reached at 972-775-7101. The council seats that are up are Mayor Pro Tem T.J. Henley, Place 5, and Councilmember Ted Miller, Place 6. Henley has confirmed that he is not seeking re-election and Miller has confirmed that he is seeking another term of office.

Additional election information can be found on the city’s website at www.midlothian.tx.us/DocumentCenter/Home/Index/27.

Eligibility Requirements

• U.S. citizen.

• 18 years of age or older on the date of appointment.

• Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court to exercising probate jurisdiction to be – totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

• Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date.

Red Oak City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

City council candidate packets are available in the city secretary’s office from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday at city hall. City hall is located at 200 Lakeview Parkway in Red Oak. Staff at city hall can be reached at 972-617-6831. Seats on the council that are up for election are the office of Mayor held by Alan Hugley, Place 1 held by Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Toney, and Place 3 held by William Drake. Hugley is unable to run again due to term limits. He has served three consecutive three-year terms as mayor. To be eligible for office again, Hugley would have to sit out a term.

Eligibility Requirements

• Be at least 21 years of age.

• U.S. citizen.

• Be a qualified voter of the City;

• Reside and have resided for at least 12 months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the city.

• No candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election.

• No employee of the city shall continue in such position after becoming a candidate for an elective office.

Maypearl City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 19

Residents can file for office from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at city hall located at 104 East Second Street in Maypearl. Staff at city hall can be reached at 972-435-2380. There are two council seats that are open. Jake Brewster and Mark Partin currently are elected to those offices. There is also going to be a special election for the office of mayor for a one year term. Kelly Jacobson is currently elected as mayor. None have filed for re-election as of Wednesday.

Eligibility Requirements

• U.S. citizen.

• 18 year or older.

• Not convicted of a felony of which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released.

• Not deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.

• To run for council a candidate has to be a Texas resident 12 months and a city resident for six months.

• Registered voter

• To run for the office of mayor a candidate has to be a Texas and city resident for 12 months.

Ennis City Commission

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Feb. 17

Applications for a place on the ballot can be picked up at the city secretary’s office at city hall, which is located at 115 W. Brown Street in Ennis. City staff can be reached at 972-875-1234 for more information.

The seats on the commission that are up are Ward 1 currently held by Rowdy Pruitt for a three year term, Ward 3 currently held by Scott Hejny for a one year term, Ward 5 held by Bill Honza for a one year term and the office of mayor held by Angeline Junenemann for a three year term. Juenemann, and commissioners Pruitt and Hejny have filed for a place on the ballot.

Eligibility Requirements:

• 18 years old.

• U.S. citizen.

• Qualified Voter.

• Free from debts and taxes owed to the city.

• City resident for two years.

• Must devote all such time as may be found necessary to fulfill the duties of their respective offices, and as the needs of the city may require.

Palmer City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Candidate packets can be picked up 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Palmer City Hall, which is located at 113 W. Jefferson Street in Palmer. City staff can be reached at 972-449-3160 for more information.

Eligibility Requirements:

• City resident for six months.

• Texas resident for 12 months.

• Registered voter.

Ferris City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Residents can pick up candidate packets from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the city secretary’s office at city hall. City hall is located at 100 Town Plaza in downtown Ferris. City staff can be reached at 972-544-2110 for additional information.

The seats that are available to run for are the office of the mayor, currently held by Michael Driggars. There will be a special election to fill an unexpired term of a year in place four that is currently held by Jim Swafford, and Place 5 to fill a one-year term. Place 5 is currently vacant.

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen.

• 18 years of age or older.

• Can’t have a final judgment or court existing probate justification to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated.

• Can’t be convicted of a felony.

• A registered voter in the city.

• To run for the office of mayor a candidate has to reside in the city for a year.

• To run for a position on the city council a candidate has to reside in the city for six months.

Milford City Council

Residents who are interested in the upcoming election can contact the city staff at 972-493-5981. City hall is located at 107 S. Main Street in Milford and is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Italy City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Residents who are interested in the upcoming election can contact the city staff at 972-483-7329. City hall is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located at 161 W. Main Street in Italy.

Garrett City Council

Residents who are interested in the upcoming election can contact the staff at Garrett City Hall, located at 208 N. Ferris Street in Garrett. City staff can be reached at 972-875-5893.

Alma City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Residents interested in filing for a place on the ballot can pick up a candidate packet from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at city hall. City hall is located at 104 Interuband Road in Alma. City staff can be reached at 972-825-7938. There will be a special election for the office of mayor for a one year term. The office is currently held by Bob Peters.

Eligibility Requirements:

• City resident for a year

Bardwell City Council

Residents who are interested in the upcoming election can contact the Bardwell city staff at 972-646-5332. City offices are located at 100 Planters Gin Road in Bardwell.

Oak Leaf City Council

Residents who are interested in the upcoming election can contact city staff at 972-617-2600. City hall is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is closed from Noon – 1 p.m. for lunch. It is located at 301 Locust Drive in Oak Leaf.

The seats that are up are Place 4 currently held by Jimmie Lamb, Place 5 currently held by Susanne Ellis, and the office of mayor currently held by Bob Rader.

Pecan Hill City Council

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

The City of Pecan Hill will be accepting applications for the place on the ballot for three council positions. These positions include the office of mayor currently held by Stephanie Starrett, Place 1 currently held by Don Schmerse, and Place 2 currently held by Mackey Boone.

School Boards

Waxahachie ISD

Application deadline: 5 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Applications are available at the WISD Administration Building located at 411 N. Gibson Street. Three positions are currently up for election that are held by Trustee Matt Authier, Secretary Gary Fox, and Board President James Villarreal. For more information about the election staff at WISD can be reached 972-923-4631.

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen

• 18 years or older at the start date of the term of service.

• A resident of the district for six months before the filing deadline.

• A resident of the state for 12 months before the filing deadline.

• A qualified voter. It is not a requirement that a candidate is registered to vote at the time the candidate files for a place on the ballot. The person must be a qualified voter to be selected.

Midlothian ISD

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Feb. 16

Applications are available at the L.A. Mills administration building, located at 100 Walter Stephenson Road. For more information, people can contact the staff at 972-775-8296.

The three board positions that are up for candidacy include Place 1 currently held by Carl Smith, Place 2 currently held by James Renfroe, and Place 3 currently held by Heather Prather.

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen.

• Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.

• Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

• Be a resident of Texas and the district.

• Be registered to vote.

Red Oak ISD

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Applications can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Red Oak ISD Education Service Center located at 109 West Red Oak Road in Red Oak. Residents who have questions about the election can contact the district’s staff at 972-617-2917.

The seats on the school board that is up for election include Place 6 currently held by Dr. Mark Stanfill and Place 7 currently held by Melanie Petersen.

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizen.

• 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filed at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.

• Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

• Be a resident of Texas for 12 months and the district for six months.

• Be registered to vote.

A person may not be an elected board member of the district unless the person is a qualified voter.

Ennis ISD

The seats on the school board that are up for election include Place 3 currently held by Board Secretary Walter Beasley, Place 4 currently held by Trustee Candido Casillas, and Place 5 held by Trustee Alan Linson.

Milford ISD

Application Deadline: Feb. 15

Residents interested in filling for a place on the ballot for school board can pick up candidate packets from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the front office, the business office or during a February board meeting. The district offices are located at 205 Third Avenue in Milford.

Board members that are up for re-election include Carlos Phoenix, Karen Powell, and Renee Griffin. For more information district staff can be reached at 972-493-2911.

Palmer ISD

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Feb. 16

Applications for a place on the ballot is available at the Palmer ISD offices located at 303 Bulldog Way in Palmer. The offices are open from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. District Staff can be reached at 972-449-3389.

School board members that is up for re-election includes Raul Medina Jr., Rodney Winn, and Robin Walters.

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen.

• 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filed at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.

• Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

• Be a resident of Texas for 12 months and the district for six months.

• Be registered to vote.

Avalon ISD

The Avalon ISD school board election will be held Nov. 6, 2018.

Italy ISD

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Feb. 16

Applications for a place on the ballot are available from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. till Feb. 14 and till 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Italy ISD administration office. The office is located at 300 S. College Street in Italy. District staff can be reached at 972-483-1815.

Maypearl ISD

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Residents interested in filling for a place on the ballot for school board can contact the district staff at 972-435-1000. District offices are located at 309 Main Street in downtown Maypearl. The three incumbents up for re-election include are Heath Daniel, Shane Gravens, and Brad Roesler.

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen.

• 18 years old

• Have not been determined by a final judgement of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

• Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

• Be a resident of Texas for 12 months and the district for six moths

• Be registered to vote

A person may not be elected board member of the district unless the person is a qualified voter.