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Filing for local elections begins Tuesday

By Dawn Burleigh and Bobby Tingle

The Orange Leader

 

Citizens interested in running for City Council or local School Boards will be able to start filing on Jan. 18, 2017.

Filing dates were announced at the recent Orange City Council meeting as beginning on Jan. 18, 2017 and ending on Feb. 17, 2017.

Single Member position 3 and At Large Position 6 will be open for new terms. Those seats are currently held by Essie Bellfield and Larry Spears Jr.

For filing an application in person is City of Orange, 803 West Green Avenue, Room 201, Orange, Texas 77630

To mail in an application to be placed on the ballot:
City of Orange

ATTN: Patricia Anderson

City Secretary P.O. Box 520

Orange, Texas 77631

The City of Pinehurst will be electing three Alderpersons at Large. Councilmen Dan Mohon and T.W. Permenter along with Councilwoman Sarah McClendon are in seats that will be up for election.

For filing in person for a place on the ballot:

City of Pinehurst

2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Orange, Texas 77630

To mail applications for a place on the ballot:

City of Pinehurst

Attn: City secretary

2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Orange, Texas 77630

The City of West Orange City Council will also the mayor and two Alderman positions available at the next election.

For filing in person for a place on the ballot:

West Orange City Hall

2700 Western Ave.

West Orange, Texas 77630

To mail applications for a place on the ballot:

West Orange City Hall

Attn: Theresa Van Meter, City Secretary

2700 Western Ave.

West Orange, Texas 77630-6136

Hours at all locations is 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday during the filing period.

Municipal Election will be held on May 6, 2017.