Several agenda items dealing with the upcoming May 6 election will be addressed by the Lamesa City Council at its regular meeting this month.
Council members will meet at 5:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday in City Hall, 601 South 1st Street.
The first reading of an ordinance to declare Douglas Morris elected as representative of District 6 will be considered. Morris is an unopposed candidate in his bid for the council seat currently held by Chance Britt.
Britt, who has served one two-year term on the City Council, chose not to seek re-election this year.
Municipalities are allowed by the Texas Election Code to cancel an election, if the candidate is unopposed.
Although the District 6 race could be canceled, if approved by the City Council, two other council races will appear on the May 6 ballot since more than one candidate is seeking election.
Longtime incumbent Council member Marie Briseno is being challenged in her re-election bid as the representative of District 2 by Council member Fabian Rubio, who currently holds the District 3 seat, and a new candidate, Daniel Reese.
Since Rubio did not file as a candidate for re-election to the District 3 seat, a new council member will be selected for that district out of three candidates: Willie Ortiz, Roxanne Cox and James Garcia.
Also at this Tuesday’s council meeting, two separate resolutions will be considered to appoint the election officials for the May 6 City General Election and to amend a joint election agreement with the Lamesa ISD to include the Dawson County Hospital District.
If council members approve that joint election agreement, the city, school and hospital district all will share the use of Forrest Park Community Center, 814 South Houston Avenue, for the holding of all three elections on May 6.
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