Filing begins for council election


By LPR Staff

Official filing begins on Monday for the upcoming Lockhart City Council elections.
This year, four seats on the council, those for Districts 1 and 2 and the two at-large positions, are up for election. Currently, those seats are occupied by long-time council members Kenny Roland (District 1), Frank Estrada (Mayor Pro Tem

, District 2) and Paul Gomez (at large), and by relative newcomer Dick Weiland, who is completing his first term as an at large council representative.
According to press-time reports from City Secretary and election coordinator Connie Ortiz, each of the four has expressed interest in running for another term of office.
Other individuals interested in running for the Lockhart City Council can pick up application packets from City Hall, Ortiz said.
Interested candidates must file for their place on the ballot before the March 12, 2007 deadline.
Through the next term, individuals elected to the Lockhart City Council will face a number of relatively unique challenges, including planning for the impending construction of State Highway 130 through Caldwell County near Lockhart, and a proposed upcoming bond election to fund the construction of a civic center.
To be eligible for election to the Lockhart City Council, a candidate must have lived within the city limits or in a recently-annexed area for no less than six months prior to election and must be at least 21 years of age.
For more information on the May 12 city council election or to pick up a candidate packet, contact Ortiz at Lockhart City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St. in Lockhart or call 398-3461.


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