Ricardo Chavarria filed candidacy Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, for Place 5 on the May 2 Sulphur Springs City Council Election.
Chavarria, a master sergeant in the Army is the fifth candidate to sign up to run in the election.
Harold Nash Sr. Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22, signed up for City Council Place 2 seat. He was appointed by the City Council on Dec. 13 to serve in the Place 2 seat, following the City Council’s acceptance of resignations from Erica Armstrong, Jimmy Lucas and Jeff Sanderson.
Place 2 is an unexpired term, as are Places 1, 3 and 5. Places 6 and 7 are slated to be on the May 2 ballot as well; both are for a full term on the council.
Oscar Aguilar filed just before lunch for Place 3 on the City Council late Wednesday morning. Oscar served on the City Council from 2006-2018, when Norman Sanders defeated him in his bid for reelection 685 votes to 509 votes. Sanders resigned in December from his seat on the council.
Incumbent John A. Sellers filed paper work Jan. 15 seeking reelection to Place 7 on the City Council. He filed paper work for candidacy on the May 2 ballot on Jan. 15, the first day of filing. Sellers is completing his third term on the council.
Incumbent Doug Moore also is seeking reelection to the City Council. He filed candidacy Jan. 17 for Place 6 the May 2 Sulphur Springs City Council ballot. Moore was elected in May 2019 to finish the last year of Dan Froneberger’s term on the council, which expires this spring. Moore was appointed to serve in Place 6 until the May 2019 election following Froneberger’s resignation midway through his term.
As of 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, no one had yet to file candidacy for Place 1, and no contested races had developed.
Candidate filing for the unexpired term Places 1-3 seats and Place 5 seat, and full term for Places 6-7 seats on the May 2 Sulphur Springs City Council Election ballot continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 14, at City Hall, 201 North Davis St. Residents should see City Secretary Gale Roberts for an application packet.