Now 3 Vying for Crazy Bill's Former Council Seat, 4th Expected to File Soon
Anna R. Bartosh has filed her candidacy in the May 6 special election for the City Council’s District 1 seat. Bartosh is the third candidate to file their candidacy to fill the final two years of an unexpired term in the seat. Filings will continue through March 27.
Bartosh is a stalwart in the San Angelo Republican Party circles as a member of the Concho Valley Republican Women, the San Angelo Tea party, and the Pachyderm Club. She didn't send us a press release, but reports are she's concerned about the local crime rate, wants to spend more money on fixing the streets, and at the same time maintain fiscal responsibility.
Rumors are that a fourth candidate is considering running for the seat. Darrin Fentress, a civil engineer at Bleyl & Associates, who also sits on the City of San Angelo's Zoning Board of Adjustments is considering a run.
The Single Member District 1 council seat was opened with former Councilman Bill Richardson resigned his post after making what many saw were racist remarks on Facebook regarding "Hispanic" police officers. The unexpired, four-year term ends in 2020.
Those who previously officially filed their candidacies in the special election are:
- District 1 – Trinidad Aguirre, Tommy Mac Hiebert.
Candidate packets can be downloaded at cosatx.us/May2017. Physical copies are available in the City Clerk’s office in Room 210 on the second floor of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. The office is open weekdays 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Candidates file the necessary paperwork in the City Clerk’s office. Questions can be addressed to City Clerk Bryan Kendrick at 325-657-4405 or at [email protected].
Also on May 6, voters will elect a mayor and representatives in the District 2, 4 and 6 seats. The winners of those races will serve four-year terms. Those who filed their candidacies for those four seats in the regularly scheduled election are:
- Mayor – Tony Villarreal, Brenda Gunter, Charlotte Farmer, Zach Taylor.
- District 2 – Tom Thompson.
- District 4 – Lucy Gonzales, Chris Giroux.
- District 6 – Steve Hampton, Rebekah Coffman, Billie F. DeWitt.
Voters can look at a map of the City Council districts at cosatx.us/council. Determining which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.
Voters must be registered to vote by April 7 to vote in the May 6 election. Voter registration information can be found at votetomgreencounty.org; in the Tom Green County Election/Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave.; and at all three Tom Green County library locations.