Two committed, one undecided on city side
SOUTH JETTY Monday, Feb. 9, through Monday, March 9, is the filing period for three Port Aransas City Council places that will be up for election in May.
City Councilman Charles Bujan in Place 3 has confirmed that he will seek re-election.
Place 5 City Councilman Rick Pratt also has said that he will seek re-election.
Place 1 Councilman Keith Donley said he has not yet made a decision whether to seek re-election.
City Secretary Esther Arzola said she has prepared election packets for city council candidates, and will be ready to distribute them during the open filing period.
Candidates are invited to submit statements listing their qualifications and reasons for seeking office to the South Jetty newspaper. The statements will be published, along with photographs of the candidates, at no charge in each edition of the South Jetty through the Thursday, March 12 edition.
Candidates who submit statements after the final deadline may have their statements published at regular advertising rates.
Statements must be submitted before noon each Tuesday through March 10, 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 email@example.com, or mailed to P.O. Box 1117, Port Aransas, Texas 78373.
Candidates may submit photos of themselves or have a photo taken by prior arrangement at the South Jetty office, 141 W. Cotter Ave. Photos that are e-mailed to the address mentioned previously should be attached as jpeg files.
Candidates Night is a voter education forum sponsored by the South Jetty for candidates in contested races.
Candidates' Night will be Thursday, April 30, in the city council chamber at city hall and will be broadcast on the public access channel.
Candidates must confirm their participation no later than Thursday, April 16, to be included in the forum. Call the South Jetty at 749-5131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. Candidates who do not confirm by the deadline will not be allowed to participate.