Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2019, Landon Thornton filed for Place 6 on the Sulphur Springs City Council. Thornton will face Doug Moore in the May 4th Municipal Election. Both men will seek a one year term to fill the unexpired term of Dan Froneberger, who resigned from the council in April last year. Moore was appointed in May to fill the place until the next election.
Thornton is a senior at Sulphur Springs High School and a member of the Cross Country Team. Thornton said, “As a young member of the community I see a growing need for my generation to start taking a vested interest in our flourishing community that the current and previous generations have provided us. It will soon be our job as young men and women to continue the growth and development that Sulphur Springs has enjoyed.”
Thornton says he is a proud brother, runner, and citizen born and raised in Sulphur Springs. In his first campaign statement, he said, “Today I seek to serve you on the City Council. I offer my strong values, creativity, and leadership which I believe will help further continued growth and development of our community. As a community with strong values comes the need for strong leadership! I pray that I may have your support and earn your vote.”
Opportunity to file for Places 4, 5, and 6 continue through February 15, 2019. Emily Glass, incumbent Place 5, filed for reelection on the morning of first day for filing. Currently Place 4 is held by Freddie Taylor. Taylor has said he will be filing for reelection.