Garcia Joins Race For Brady Mayor; Bush Seeking Brady ISD Seat As A Write-In Candidate

With the closing of the filing period on Feb. 17  for local elections, some voters in Brady will be casting ballots in races for City Council, Mayor and School Board. . Mason voters will be faced with two contested races for the School Board, and one contested race for City Commission.

Brady City Council – Two seats will be on the ballot — Place 4 held by Jane Huffman and Place 5 held by Jay May. Both Huffman and May filed for re-election to their seats early in the filing period.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, former Brady Mayor Tony Groves filed as a candidate for the Place 4 seat held by Jane Huffman.  On Friday, Feb. 17,  Jay May  filed a Certificate of Withdrawal to withdraw his application to run as a candidate for the Place 5 seat on Brady City Council. Friday afternoon, Jane Huffman filed a Certificate of Withdrawal to remove her application to run for Brady City Council.

Just before the  filing deadline, Felix Gomez, Jr.  filed as a candidate for the Place 4 seat and will face Tony Groves in the Election.  Also late Friday, Gabe Moreno filed as a candidate for the Place 5 seat, and will be the only candidate for that post.

Brady Mayor – A Special election will also be held on May 6 to fill the unexpired term for Mayor, following the resignation of former Mayor Tony Groves. The Filing period for the Mayoral election ends on March 6.  Thus far, two candidates have filed for the Mayoral election  — James Griffin who filed on Friday, Feb. 17th, and Aaron Garcia who filed on Feb. 22nd. .

Brady ISD – Two seats up for election on the BISD Board — SMD 2 held by Will Enger and SMD 3 held by Reed Williams. Both Enger and Williams filed for re-election.  Charles Bush will is a write-in candidate for the SMD 3 seat, and will face Williams on the May 6th ballot.

Mason City Commission – Two seats on the Mason City Commission currently held by Anna Velez and Paul Smith will be on the May 6 ballot. Velez and Smith both filed for re-election.   Nicholas Gerisch filed as a candidate for the seat held by Anna Velez.

Mason ISD – Two seats on the Mason ISD will be on the ballot.  Four candidates filed.  Two are the incumbents , Jim Bob Smith and Kathryn Martin,  The other two candidates are Donna Logan and Chuck Kroll.

Menard  – There are no contested elections in Menard.  City Council incumbents Bob Brown, Collyn Wright and Genevieve Hough filed for re-election and there are no challengers. On the Menard ISD School Board, Arnold Saucedo chose not to seek re-elections after 21 years on the Board.  Saucedo’s daughter, Laressa Brown, filed to fill his seat. Neither Brown nor incumbent Tami Russell are being challenged.  On the Menard Hospital District Board, incumbents Sheridan Duncan, JoNell Wilkinson and Dr. Janis Cordes are uncontested for re-election.