LOCKHART — With only one candidate filing to run for mayor and two filing for two seats on Lockhart Town Council, the municipal elections scheduled for March in the Town of Lockhart have been canceled.
Jeanie Belue, chairman of the Lockhart Election Commission, announced Monday that the election, which had been scheduled for March 12, had been canceled after because, first, only three candidates had filed to run by the close of filing in December. The election might have still been held if anyone had filed to run as a write-in candidate, but Belue said no one filed to do by the deadline in January.
With the races uncontested, Belue said the elections were canceled and the candidates who’d filed to run will automatically take their seats.
The candidates that filed include Mayor Ailene Ashe and, for council, former councilman Barry Canupp and newcomer Beverly Shrader. Canupp and Shrader will succeed councilmen Lee Brannon and Glenn Stein who declined to seek reelection.
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