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March 24, 2020 06:00 AM
Mansfield election date postponed to November 3, 2020 due to COVID-19
The Mansfield City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to postpone the May 2 general election to Nov. 3, unless an order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott provides an earlier date. Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation March 18 suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections as the state and many communities focus on the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Mayor David Cook told the City Council that Texas municipal officials are in discussions with Gov. Abbott to allow for a July election if circumstances permit. A July election, he said, would allow local voters to focus their attention on their city’s election and not in November during the national Presidential election.
By Tessa Weinberg
March 18, 2020 11:25 AM
Gov. Greg Abbott allows local officials to postpone May 2 elections due to COVID-19
If local officials do choose to move municipal elections, the Secretary of State’s guidelines suggest that current elected officials whose seats were up on the May ballot will continue to hold office until after the postponed November election.
For example, the city of Mansfield is currently set to hold a May 2 special election to elect a new mayor due to Mansfield Mayor David Cook announcing his candidacy to represent District 96 in the Texas House.
By Amanda Rogers, Focus Daily News
February 10, 2020 08:00 AM
Two community leaders have plans to run for mayor
Michael Evans has also announced that he intends to seek the mayor’s seat. Evans has also served on Mansfield ISD School Board and several community boards. There are three other candidates seeking the mayors seat. George Fassett, Terry Moore, and Brent Newsom.
Filing for the May 2 general election is Jan. 15 through Feb. 14. Candidates cannot file for the mayor’s seat until the council calls the special election.
By Amanda Rogers, Focus Daily News
January 10, 2020 08:00 AM
City could have four elections in 40 days
City could have four elections in 40 days “If we have multiple (candidates), then we could have a run-off,” Taylor said. (Including the general election and a possible run-off from those races), we could have four elections in 40 days.” And then there’s the cost of calling a special election, which could ring in at $40,000, and that’s without a run-off.
By Anna M. Tinsley
December 10, 2019 03:58 PM
Texas House member drops out of race after challenger files for Republican party
One day after Mansfield Mayor David Cook filed to challenge him in the Republican primary to represent House District 96, state Rep. Bill Zedler withdrew his bid to seek re-election. Zedler, 76, said Tuesday that he has been having health issues and talked to his wife about retiring from the Texas Legislature.
December 16, 2019 08:47 AM
Dr. Michael A. Evans, Sr. announces his plan to run for mayor of Mansfield
"It is my ongoing prayer and civic responsibility as a resident of Mansfield, that we continue moving in a positive direction in this region," said Evans. "Many of our residents throughout the city, including first responders and teachers, have helped make Mansfield a top rated city. It is my mission to keep moving forward on a positive trajectory, so that we all can continue enjoying the amenities and quality of life Mansfield has to offer."
December 9, 2019 06:35 PM
Mayor has filed to run for Texas House District 96
Mayor David L. Cook announced Monday evening he has filed to run for the Texas House of Representatives District 96, which according to Texas law triggers an automatic resignation as mayor. However Mayor Cook also announced he would continue to serve his duties as mayor until such time as his successor is sworn in.