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Friday, December 4, 2020

City releases final list of candidates for council

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With three places open for election, the Kennedale City Council will have a contested race in each with two places open to newcomers on the council.? {{more: continue …}}
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In Place 1, incumbent Rockie Gilley, and in Place 5, incumbent Jan Joplin, have chosen not to run for another two year term. Current Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Lee in Place 3 will be running again for the council.
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The following information was release by City Secretary, Leslie Galloway, late Friday evening,

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The deadline to file for a place on the Saturday, May 4, 2019 Election ballot was 5:00 p.m. today. Candidates who filed:
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Kennedale City Council, Place 1
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? Jeff Nevarez

? Josh Altom
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Kennedale City Council, Place 3
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? Sandra Lee

? Cesar Guerra
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Kennedale City Council, Place 5
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? Chad Wandel

? Idin Deljavan

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Candidates are listed in the order in which they filed for each place. However, this does not necessarily indicate the order in which the names will appear on the official ballot. The drawing to determine the order of the names on the ballot will be next Friday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall. Candidates (and any interested parties) are encouraged to attend, but it is not required.
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Other Important Dates Include:
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? Drawing to Determine Ballot Order: Friday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m.

? Last Day to Register to Vote in the May Election: Thursday, April 4, 2019

? Early Voting: April 22 ? April 30, 2019 (hours vary)

? Election Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019 (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

? Run-off Date (if necessary): Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Also appearing on the ballot will be three Charter Amendment propositions, as approved by Council via Ordinance 658:
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PROPOSITION A ? Vacancies for Three Year Terms
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Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to delete Section 3.06(a)(1) regarding filling vacancies for three (3) year terms as unnecessary, because the charter only provides for two (2) year terms?
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PROPOSITION B ? Indebtedness
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Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to revise Section 6.05 regarding the issuance of indebtedness by retaining the first sentence thereof (which authorizes the City to issue all forms of indebtedness permitted by state law), retaining the existing additional authority to enter into short term borrowings (less than one year), and deleting all other provisions thereof since they are otherwise provided by state law?
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PROPOSITION C ? Initiative, Referendum and Recall

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Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to revise Article XI by increasing the signature requirements for initiative, referendum and recall to thirty percent (30%) of the votes cast in the last regular election but not less than five hundred (500) by amending Section 11.01; and to allow for a public hearing prior to calling a recall election by amending Section 11.03?
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