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Mercer, Ensey running for Breckenridge City Commission Place 4

Mercer, Ensey running for Breckenridge City Commission Place 4
February 21
20:12 2023

The City of Breckenridge will be the only local entity to hold an election in May. All of the candidates for the Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees and the Stephens Memorial Hospital District Board are running unopposed; therefore, elections are not required.

For City Commission, there are two candidates for Place 4: incumbent Gary W. Mercer and challenger Raymond S. Ensey. Additionally, Vince Moore is running unopposed for Place 3 on the City Commission. The deadline to file to run for office was Friday, Feb. 17.

Registered voters who live in the Breckenridge city limits will also have an opportunity to vote on whether the City should allow the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks in a Local Option Election at the same time.

Early Voting will be from April 24-28 and May 1-2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Offices, 105 N. Rose Ave., according to the City of Breckenridge’s Election page on the City website. Election Day will be Saturday, May 6, with voting taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Breckenridge City Offices, 105 N. Rose Ave. For more information, call Breckenridge City Secretary Jessica Sutter at 254-559-8287.

In order to vote in the election, citizens must be registered to vote by Thursday, April 6. In order to vote in a specific election, citizens must be registered in the appropriate district. For example, to vote in the City Commission election or the Local Option election, voters must live within the city limits of Breckenridge. For more information about registering to vote, visit the Texas Secretary of State’s voter information website,

There are two positions up for election on the Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees — Place 6, currently held by Nic McClymond, and Place 7, currently held by Chad Townson. On the hospital board, there are three positions open — those currently held by Tom Echols, Kaylee Curtis and Gregg Goodall. By Friday’s deadline, only the incumbents had filed to run for the offices on the BISD and hospital boards. Since none of the candidates have opponents, elections are not required for those boards.


Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 1:40 p.m. Feb. 23, 2023, to correct the location of the Election Day polling place. On May 6, voting will take place at the City Offices, 105 N. Rose Ave.



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