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Thu February 12, 2009
All three Greenville incumbents file for May election
By Scott Harvey
Greenville – All the incumbents on the Greenville City Council are back in the running for the May 9 election.
On Tuesday, Place 6 Councilmember Betty Franklin filed. Franklin, along with Place 5 Councilmember Bryan Herrin, are completing unexpired terms. Herrin filed on Monday. Also filing Monday, Mayor Tom Oliver, who's completing his first full term.
As of Wednesday evening, Franklin, Herrin, and Oliver were the only citizens to file for the election. Filing continues now through March 9 at the Municipal Building.
In Commerce, two seats are up for voter approval. Place 1 is currently held by Tony Henry, while Richard Hill holds Place 3 on the Council. Both have served at the positions for the past two years. Neither Henry nor Hill have yet announced if they'll be seeking re-election. As of Thursday morning, no one had filed for either place. Citizens interested in filing can do so through the City Secretary's Office.
In Sulphur Springs, three seats are up for election. As of Thursday morning, Craig Johnson had applied for the position of Place 1, Oscar Aguilar for Place 3, and Claude Walter, Bradley Edge and Steve Carbody, all for Place 2. Aguilar is the only incumbent to have filed so far. Place 1 Councilman Garry Jordan and Place 2 Councilman Clay Walker have not yet indicated whether they'll be seeking re-election.
Filing takes place at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building.