School board races form
The only contested race at city hall is for mayor, and since no contests formed for the water district board, that election will not be held.
Place 4 trustee Michael Garlough had filed earlier for Place 2. Former trustee Chuck Borders filed for Place 2 on Monday, making that a race.
Lorraine Stern, incumbent in Place 3, drew Jay Jones as an opponent.
Candidates' Night, a voter education forum for candidates in contested races sponsored by the South Jetty, is scheduled for Thursday, April 24.
Candidates were asked to confirm their participation in Candidates' Night no later than Tuesday, March 11.
Candidates who confirmed participation by the deadline were Chuck Borders, Mike Garlough, Lorraine Stern and mayoral candidate Charlie Zahn.
The offer by the South Jetty to publish at no charge statements from candidates listing their qualifications and reasons for seeking office expired at noon Tuesday, March 11.
The city ballot will contain the race for mayor and three places on the city council, none of which are races.
Mayor Claude Brown and Zahn are candidates for mayor.
Candidates unopposed in their bids for city council are Place 2 incumbent Keith McMullin, Glenda Ballentine for Place 4 (being vacated by Bubba Jensen because of term limitations) and Place 6 incumbent Mike Hall.
Races formed Monday for Places 2 and 3.
Garlough had already filed for Place 2, held by Dr. Ken Dunton, who filed for the remaining two years of Garlough's Place 4 position.
Garlough earlier this year was appointed to fill Place 4 until the May election. It was left vacant by the resignation of Bob Smith.
Jones filed Monday for Place 3, held by Lorraine Stern who had earlier filed for re-election.
With only incumbents filing for three positions on the Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4, there will be no election, in accordance with state law.
Terms are for four years. Incumbents are Russ Miget, Ed Reed and Suzette Freeman.
Tuesday, March 11, was the first day voters could request an early ballot to vote by mail. Those ballots will be mailed starting March 26, or as soon as they are available after that through May 2. Mailed ballots must be received by May 6.
April 10 is the last day to register to vote in the May 10 election, or transfer voter registration.
Early voting, at a location to be announced later, will be April 28 through May 6. Voting in person will be on Election Day, Saturday, May 10.