Area councils call for May elections

Commerce – It may be several months away, but area cities have begun to call for annual municipal elections to take place in May.

The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved an ordinance authorizing its May 9 election. This year, seats 1 and 3 on the Council 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.

Citizens interested in filing for either Place one or Place two can do so beginning Monday through the City Secretary's Office. Filing deadline for May's municipal election is March 9.

In Greenville, Places 5, 6 and 7 are up for election. Bryan Herrin currently serves in Place 5, Betty Franklin in Place 6, and Mayor Tom Oliver in Place 7.

In Sulphur Springs, three seats are up for election: Place 1 Councilman Garry Jordan, Place 2 Councilman Garry Walker, and Place 3 Councilman Oscar Aguilar, who is currently serving as Mayor.