The City of Southlake will hold a General Election for City Council Place 1 and Place 6 on May 14, 2011, also on the ballot that day will be Local Option Election.
Four candidates have declared their intention to run for a seat on the Southlake City Council. For Place 1 (the seat currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Laura Hill who is term limited) Martin Schelling and Shahid Shafi filed on February 14th. For Place 6, Councilmember Pamela Muller filed for re-election on February 14th. Challenging Muller for her seat is resident Mike Tilbury; who filed his candidacy on February 21st.
The Southlake City Council consists of seven members, including the Mayor, all elected at-large by Southlake residents. The Mayor and Council members are elected for three-year terms (unless elected in a special election due to a resignation) and no member may serve more than two successive elected terms. Elections are held in May of each year, with no more than three places scheduled for any single year unless there are resignations.
On September 7, 2010, after meeting the necessary legal requirements, the City Council called a special election regarding the “The Legal Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Including Mixed Beverages.”
In order to vote in any election, a voter registration application must be postmarked no later than 30 days prior to the election. Voter registration applications may be obtained in Town Hall in the City Secretary’s Office or the Library. The last day to register to vote in the May 14, 2011 Election is April 14, 2011. For more voting and election information please click here or you can call the Southlake City Secretary’s office at (817) 748-8015.