Four members of the Stephenville City Council are up for re-election this year.

And all four say they will seek another term.

Cyndi Godwin, Place 1, Nancy Hunter, Place 3, Alan Nash, Place 5, and Mark Murphy, Place 7, will soon complete their first term as city council members.

It’s too early to tell, however, if they will receive opposition in their quest to serve a second term.

Filing to run in the city election does not begin until Saturday, Feb. 10.

Stephenville City Secretary Cindy Stafford said she will be in her office that day for anyone who wants to file from 10 a.m. to noon. The last day to file is March 12.

Nash characterized his first term as “a learning experience,” saying he would like the opportunity to finish some of the projects that were started during his first term.

Hunter echoed Nash’s sentiment.

“During my tenure, we have accomplished many goals, but there is still work to be done. I plan on seeking a second term in order to continue my pro-active role in Stephenville,” Hunter said.

Godwin, however, said she wants the opportunity during her next term to begin “a push to clean up the city.”

“I feel as though I’m a voice for the citizens,” Godwin said. “And I believe there is a real need to clean up parts of the city, especially City Park. I have a plan I would like to push through if I am re-elected.”

Those interested in seeking a seat on the city council must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state of Texas for at least one year, a resident of Stephenville for six months, and a qualified voter.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall. Election Day is May 12.

SARA VANDEN BERGE is News Editor for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at Her work number is 968-2379, ext. 240.