After quick start, filing slows to a trickle
Only one incumbent on the school board filed an application to be on the ballot.
Last week, a race developed for mayor of Port Aransas on the first day of the filing period, Monday, Feb. 11.
Filing continues through Monday, March 10.
Early voting will be April 28 through May 6, and Election Day is Saturday, May 10.
Candidates' Night, a voter education forum for candidates in contested races sponsored by the South Jetty, is scheduled for Thursday, April 24.
Candidates are asked to confirm their participation in Candidates' Night no later than Tuesday, March 11, by calling the South Jetty at 749- 5131, or e-mailing editor Mary Judson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates who have not confirmed their participation in the forum will be considered as not participating, and no provision will be made for their involvement.
Candidates are invited to submit statements listing their qualifications and reasons for seeking office to the South Jetty. The candidates' statements will be published, with their photos, at no charge in the South Jetty through March 13. Candidates who submit statements after the final deadline may have their statements published at regular advertising rates.Statements may be submitted before noon each Tuesday through March 11, to be published in the following Thursday's edition. They should be limited to 600 words and must be typewritten in upper and lower case (handwritten statements or those written in all capital letters will not be accepted). Statements may be e-mailed, with 'Candidate Statement' written in the subject line, to southjetty@centurytel. net, or mailed to P.O. Box 1117, Port Aransas, TX 78373.Candidates may submit photos of themselves or have a photo taken by prior arrangement at the South Jetty office, 141 W. Cotter St. Photos e-mailed, to the address mentioned previously, should be attached as jpeg files.
Mayor Claude Brown faces opposition from attorney Charlie Zahn. Place 2 incumbent Keith McMullin is the only other person who has filed for a city council position.
Bubba Jensen, incumbent in Place 4, is completing his third and final term since the city charter limits council members to three two-year terms.
Place 6 incumbent Mike Hall had not filed by press time.
SCHOOL BOARDMichael Garlough filed for Place 4, held by Dr. Ken Dunton who has said he will file for the remaining two years of the Place 2 position held by Garlough.
Garlough was appointed to fill Plce 2 until the May election. It was left vacant by the resignation of Bob Smith.
Lorraine Stern, incumbent in Place 3, filed last week for re-election.
The three incumbents on the Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 are the only candidates for those positions.
Terms are for four years. Incumbents whose names will be on the ballot for the three at-large positions are Russ Miget, Ed Reed and Suzette Freeman.