San Angelo Realtor Files for Mayor


SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo Realtor has filed paperwork to run for mayor of San Angelo in the May election against incumbent Mayor Brenda Gunter. 

According to information from the city Public Affairs office, Silvara Lawson submitted her candidate packet on Friday. 

In a socia media post, Lawson announced her candidacy: 

"I want to let all of my dear friends and family of San Angelo know that I have officially filed for my candidacy to be Mayor. I am so excited to have a chance to bring change to our great city. I believe that we can all work together to change our community for the better. I want our small businesses to flourish, I want our streets to be completed, and I to bring out the best that we all have to offer!"

Here is the complete list of candidates as of Friday evening: 


  • Brenda Gunter, Incumbent (filed 1-13-21)
  • Silvara Lawson (filed 1-15-21)

Single Member District 2:

  • Tom Thompson (filed 1-13-21)

Single Member District 4:

  • Lucy Gonzales (filed 1-13-21)

Single Member District 6:

  • Billie DeWitt (filed 1-13-21)

The filing period for candidates begins Jan. 13 and will continue through Feb. 12.

For more information about the May 1 election and how to file for election, please visit

Candidate filings will be reported after 4 p.m. on the day they are filed.

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I have not been a fan of Brenda Gunter as mayor and would really like to see some viable opponents file to run. Not knowing the one other candidate who has filed to run, I went to her Facebook page to find out who she was. The only thing I came away with is that she needs to present a much more professional picture of herself to be taken seriously as a candidate. It would have been nice to come away with more information than the pride she has in her breast implants. This IS a small West Texas town and we don't elect women who look like they might have worked in Brenda's museum "back in the day."

You have plenty of time to discovery who she is and judging a person by their appearance is sophomoric. The photo that you claim needs to be more professional is actually telling you that she is a genuine unconceited  person and that is a good trait. If you don't like her then don't vote for her but at least give her the benefit of any doubt.

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