With a couple of days remaining before the deadline to file for a place on the ballot in the upcoming election, three candidates for Glen Rose City Council have turned in the necessary paperwork.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the three who have filed as candidates in the May 5 election are (in the order that they filed) Julia Douglas, Robert Marquez and Chris Bryant.
The May 5 election will be a joint election between the city of Glen Rose and the Glen Rose Independent School District.
Those who have filed the official paperwork to be on the ballot running for the two expiring places on the GRISD Board of Trustees are Marilyn Phillips, Matt Langford, Brian Statler and Paul Phillips.
The City Council terms of three of the five places (all at-large) on the City Council expire this year. Those places are currently held by Mayor Pro-Tem Sandra Ramsay, Doug Mitchell and Marquez.
Mitchell can’t run this time because he is a candidate for Somervell County commissioner. Ramsay has not yet publicly announced whether she will be seeking reelection.
The deadline for filing with City Secretary Terri Johnson for a place on the city and GRISD ballot — 5 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 16) fell after press time. The Glen Rose Reporter will publish an updated list of the official candidates after the filing deadline.
The GRISD’s Board of Trustees has two places that are expiring this year — those currently held by Board Vice President Tom Lounsberry, and Kevin Taylor.
The other two members of the City Counci are Dennis Moore and Linda James, and their places are not expiring. Sue Oldenburg is in her first term as mayor.
The polling place for that joint election on Saturday, May 5 will be Glen Rose City Hall, 201 Vernon St., in downtown Glen Rose. Election Day voting will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Early voting by personal appearance in that city/GRISD election will begin on April 23 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). The early voting in the school board election will be held at the GRISD Administration Building, 1102 Stadium Dr. in Glen Rose. Early voting in the Council Election will be held at the City Hall.
Early voting in person ends on Tuesday, May 1, for both elections.
Applications for a ballot to vote by mail must be received by Judy Shipman in the GRISD Administration Building by the close of the business day on Tuesday, April 24.