Three City Council seats up for Election in May

Related Articles

The Kennedale City Council has three council seats up for election this year. So far only Place 5 has attracted the only challenger according to Leslie Galloway, City Secretary and Communications Coordinator. {{more}}
The filing deadline for these positions is February 27.
Place 1 is currently held by Charles Overstreet. As of Thursday, January 5th 3rd no one including Overstreet had filed but Overstreet is expected to run again.
Place 3 is currently held by Mike Walker. As of Thursday, January 5th only Walker had filed.
Place 5 is currently held by Frank Fernandez. As of Tuesday, January 3rd Fernandez and Hollis Matthews have filed.
The Council consists of a mayor and five Council members who are elected at-large by majority vote of the qualified voters of the city. Each member serves a two-year term, and there are no term limits.
Council Places 1, 3, and 5 are elected in odd numbered years. The Mayor and Council Places 2 and 4 are elected in even numbered years.
To be eligible to run for office you must meet the following requirements.
  • Be a registered voter of the City; and
  • Have resided in the City for one (1) year before the date of the election; and
  • Continue residency in the City during the term of office; and
  • Not hold more than one public elective office; and
  • Not hold an appointed office of the City excluding boards, committees, and commissions; and
  • Be at least 21 years of age; and
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court; and
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; and
  • No candidate my file for more than one office or position number per election.
Filing papers can be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours.

More on this topic



Popular stories