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The Huntsville City Council will have five seats up for election in the November 5, 2019, general election. Filing for the Mayor and Ward 1-4 positions began today, July 22, and will run until August 19, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary.
Mayor Andy Brauninger completed paperwork Monday morning seeking reelection. Ward 4 Councilmember Joe Rodriquez will also be seeking reelection. Ward 1 Councilmember Joe Emmett, Ward 2 Councilmember Tish Humphrey, and Ward 3 Councilmember Ronald Allen have all reached their term limits, leaving three seats open.
Candidate packets for the 2019 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections.
Following City Charter changes approved by voters in 2018, the City of Huntsville no longer charges an application fee. City Secretary Brenda Poe has already been answering questions about the responsibilities of Councilmembers and the Mayor from members of the public.
“The City Secretary’s office provides a thorough candidate packet, which includes general information, a brief of the state election calendar, and references for guidelines and statutes,” Poe said. “Anyone is welcome to learn more about the duties of Councilmembers and how the election process is conducted, even if they have no desire to run for office. The steps to becoming and the obligations of an elected Councilmember include campaigning and record-keeping, which can seem overwhelming. We are here to help the public understand.”
For more information, email CitySecretary@HuntsvilleTX.gov, call 936-291-5413 or visit the City's Elections page at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections.