Six to run for council: Roland, Estrada unopposed
By LPR Staff
Lockhart City Secretary Connie Ortiz announced on Tuesday morning that six candidates will appear on the ballot for May”s Lockhart City Council elections.
According to Ortiz, despite a showing of public interest in the positions, the incumbents in District One and District Two, Councilmember Kenny Roland and Mayor Pro Te
m Frank Estrada, will not face challengers on the May 12 ballot.
“A potential candidate for District Two did pick up a packet last week,” Ortiz said. “But she didn”t return it by the 5 p.m. deadline on Monday.”
Oritz also reported that two incumbents and two newcomers had filed for at-large positions, creating a four-way race for the two available seats.
Incumbents Paul Gomez and Richard “Dick” Wieland will face opposition from newcomers Mark Brown and James Bliss. The two highest vote-getters of the four will occupy the seats for the next term.
“We haven”t had any write-in candidates file yet,” Ortiz said on Tuesday. “There is another application process they have to go through, but candidates can still apply to run as write-ins until March 19.”