It didn't take long for someone to file for place 5 on the Stephenville City Council.

One day after the council voted to place the vacancy left by former councilman Alan Nash on the Nov. 6 ballot, longtime Stephenville resident Brady Pendleton filed for the spot.

Pendleton is a 2003 graduate of Stephenville High School and of Tarleton State University. He is an attorney with a law firm in Dublin and hopes to open another office in Stephenville in the next 30-40 days.

Pendleton said he has wanted to run for office for as long as he can remember.

"I have a tremendous debt to pay back to the city I grew up in," Pendleton said Wednesday, just hours after submitting his paperwork to City Hall. "I have a passion and desire to serve this community."

If elected, Pendleton said he will work to create and retain business, ensure that public safety employees receive proper compensation and education and watch spending.

"I think the city does a good job in watching its spending, but there can always be improvement," he said. "I want to keep the cost of living low while giving residents a high quality of life."

Nash resigned from the city council in July after he was appointed district attorney by Gov. Rick Perry. The position will fill the remainder of Nash's term, which expires in May.

Those interested in running for place 5 don't have much time.

Interested candidates must file paperwork at City Hall by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.