With at least two elected officials announcing they are stepping down and one still uncertain, filing for the Stephenville City Council and SISD board of trustees election on May 5 could get interesting.

And it begins tomorrow. 

Mayor Kenny Weldon made a surprise announcement last week that he would not seek a fourth term.

“The opportunity to serve the citizens of Stephenville for the past six years has been a distinct honor, and I am confident that the future is very bright for this community,” Weldon said in a statement to the E-T. 

Carla Trussell, Brady Pendleton, Alan Nix and Jerry Warren are also up for another term on city council.

Trussell and Pendleton both plan to seek re-election while Warren has not responded and Nix says he is “officially undecided.” 

In the SISD board elections, Keri Vanden Berge and Sherri Evans say they will seek another term, while Gary Sult is stepping down. 

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to serve the district in the capacity of trustee and I will continue to support public education in our community in other ways,” Sult said. 

Packets for city council are available at City Hall. Packets for school board can be picked up at the administration building across from the high school. 

The deadline to secure a spot on the ballot is Friday, Feb. 16.

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