Candidate filing got under way Wednesday morning, with two candidates signing up, one each for Places 2 and 5 on the May 1, 2021 Sulphur Springs City Council Election ballot. Harold Nash Sr. is seeking a full 3-year term on the City Council for Place 2 and Gary Spraggins is seeking election to the 1-year unexpired term for Place 5. Both currently serve on the City Council.
Nash was appointed in December 2019 to the Place 2 seat, following the the resignations of the Place 2 councilman as well as Place 1, 3 and 5 council members in the same week. Nash then ran and was unopposed in the Nov. 3, 2020 election for the 1-year unexpired Place 2 seat.
Spraggins won the Nov. 3, 2020 election, receiving 71.24 percent of the votes for the Place 5 seat for one year, and is now seeking election to serve the final year of the unexpired term for Place 5.
As of 10:45 a.m. Jan. 13, no candidates had yet filed for Place 1 and 3 on the City Council.
Candidate filing for Places 1, 2, 3 and 5 on the May 1, 2021 Sulphur Springs City Council Election ballot continues during regular business hours, 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jan. 13-Feb. 12, at Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 201 North Davis St. Applications may be mailed to 125 South Davis St.