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City election set for May 2; hospital and school districts cancel elections

City election set for May 2; hospital and school districts cancel elections
March 09
13:41 2020

In January, the filing process opened up for nine local elected positions in the city, school district and hospital district, but with only one of the races ending up with more than one candidate, the City of Breckenridge will be the only entity to hold an election in May.

In the race for City Commissioner Place 2, incumbent Rob Durham and challenger Gary Mercer filed for the position. Also up for re-election are Mayor Bob Sims and City Commissioner Place 1 Russell Blue; neither have competition in the race.

There were two places up for election on the Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees. For Place 6, currently held by Jeff Dooley, Nic McClymond was the only applicant. And, Ardes Johnson was the lone applicant for Place 7, which he currently fills after being appointed by the school board in November. The position was vacated by Paige Townson who resigned from her position on the board.

On the Stephens Memorial Hospital District’s Board of Directors, the incumbents were the only applicants for the four at-large positions up for election. Wade Toombs, Kevin Simmons, Todd Tidwell and Bruce Curry will continue to serve on the board.

The City of Breckenridge election will also include a proposition for the adoption of a local sales and use tax in City of Breckenridge at the rate of one-fourth (1/4) of one percent (1%) to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax is already in effect but has to be renewed every five years.

Election Day will be on May 2 with Early Voting on April 20-28. The polling location for voting during the Early Voting period, as well as on Election Day, will be the City Commission Chambers at 105 N. Rose Ave.

All of the eligible voters of the City of Breckenridge may vote for all of the positions.

The last day that an individual may register to vote is Thursday, April 2. To register to vote, you will need to go to the Stephens County Tax Office/Voter Registrar’s office and they will have the voter registration applications. If you have lost your voter registration card, call the Stephens County Tax Office/Voter Registrar at 254-559-2732 or 254-559-6513 and they will issue you a duplicate card. If you have moved, you will need to go by the Stephens County Tax Office/Voter Registrar and fill out an address change form. You will need your driver license number, DPS Personal ID Card, or the last four digits of your social security number to make any of the above changes or to register to vote.


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