Residents who are interested in becoming a candidate for a City Council position can pick up a candidate packet beginning Jan. 7. Stop at the reception desk at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., and the City Secretary’s Office will bring down the packet. Packets will also be available on the city’s website.
This year Council Districts 1, 2 and 7 will be elected in the General Election. Districts 1 and 7 represent “single-member” districts, which require that the candidate live within the boundaries of the district in which they plan to run. District (or Place) 2 is an “at large” position which will allow the candidate to reside anywhere within the city limits of the City of Irving. A candidate must be a resident of the city and their district in which they intend to run for at least 12 months immediately prior to Election Day.
The filing period is Jan. 19 through Feb. 18. The City Secretary’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Early voting dates are April 25 through May 3, and Election Day is May 7. For more information, call the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 721-2493.