The deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the May 6 uniform election ballot is Friday in most jurisdictions. A list of what municipal offices are on the ballot for the state’s 100 most populous cities can be found here.
Corpus Christi: Former council member Chad Magill said he would drop out of the special election to fill the former mayor’s unexpired term. In a statement, Magill said he hoped his decision to exit the race would lessen the chances for a runoff election, which would help the city avoid added costs and get the new mayor into office faster. At least six candidates remain in the race.
Frisco: Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due last week for the candidates in the February 18 special election for an unexpired city council term. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between January 18 and February 9. Former council member John Keating, who ran unsuccessfully for HD33 in 2016, reported just over $5K in contributions and $12K in expenditures. He reported having just over $5K on hand.
Hearne: For the second time in two years, a divided Hearne City Council has been unable to call an election for May 6 due to a recall petition against one of the council members.
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