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Three candidates vie for At-Large seat

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By LPR Staff

Editor/POST-REGISTER

 

Early voting opened this week for the May 9, 2015, City Council election for a vacant At-Large position.

When the position became available in January, four candidates applied for a place on the ballot. However, last week, would-be candidate Dyral Thomas announced that his intentions had changed, a

nd he no longer hoped to be elected to the position.

However, he noted, the decision came after the ballots had been approved and printed, and therefore, his name does appear on the ballot. He did not, when speaking to the press, offer an endorsement for one of the remaining three candidates.

Paul Gomez, who chose to leave the City Council during the last election cycle to focus on a bid for Caldwell County Judge, was among the first to throw his hat in the ring as a candidate. He formerly served 12 years on the Lockhart City Council, in an At Large postion.

During that time, Gomez consistently voted in favor of development and growth.

First-time political candidate and generational business owner Brad Westmoreland is also seeking the position.

Consistently active in the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce and several other local organizations, Westmoreland brings a family legacy that includes five generations of social and political service to the community.

Finally, political newcomer Quartermetra Hughes, a lifelong Lockhart resident and mother of five, hopes to bring a different perspective to the council.

The longtime accounting manager for Mr. Taco, Hughes has said her focus will be on generating growth without using tax abatements, and addressing the educational and entertainment opportunities for Lockhart youth.

Early voting will remain open through Tuesday of next week at the Caldwell County Elections Office, 1403 Blackjack St. (FM 20E) in Lockhart. Polls are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, then from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Early voting will also be available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5.

Saturday, May 9 is Election Day, and polls across Lockhart will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information on polling locations, see Page 2B of today’s Post-Register.

Finally, political newcomer Quartermetra Hughes, a lifelong Lockhart resident and mother of five, hopes to bring a different perspective to the council.

The longtime accounting manager for Mr. Taco, Hughes has said her focus will be on generating growth without using tax abatements, and addressing the educational and entertainment opportunities for Lockhart youth.

Early voting will remain open through Tuesday of next week at the Caldwell County Elections Office, 1403 Blackjack St. (FM 20E) in Lockhart. Polls are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, then from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Early voting will also be available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5.

Saturday, May 9 is Election Day, and polls across Lockhart will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information on polling locations, see Page 2B of today’s Post-Register.


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