Candidature file for the municipal council for the special election of January 2022

SAN ANGELO – Four candidates vying to represent One-Member District 5 on San Angelo City Council will face off in a special election next month. The deadline for submitting a request for registration on the ballot expired on Monday.

Earlier this month, the San Angelo City Council approved a special election on January 29, 2021 to elect a new representative for Single Member District 5, which includes the Santa Rita and College Hills areas.

Monday was also the deadline to file a written nomination paper. At 5 p.m. on Monday, December 20, four candidates had applied. They included:

  • John Austin Stokes – (filed 12/07/21)
  • Lynette Lucas – (filed 12/07/21)
  • Bryan Neil Angle – (filed 12/08/21)
  • Karen Hesse Smith – (filed 12/13/21)

The winner will serve an unexpired term until May 2023.

The one-member District Council seat 5 was vacated in November by Lane Carter, who stepped down to run as Tom Green County judge in the March 2022 Republican primary.

An election to fill Carter’s vacant position would normally have taken place 120 days after his announcement to step down, under section 11 of the Texas Constitution for terms exceeding two years, but not four years, and when the remaining term is over 12 months away. of re-election. Carter resigned from city council on November 16.

Important special election dates:

  • Mon 20 Dec 2021 – Last day to submit a request for a place on the ballot (5 p.m. deadline)
  • Mon 20 Dec 2021 – Last day to file a written declaration of candidacy
  • Sat 25 Dec 2021 – Last day of withdrawal of the candidate (5 p.m. deadline)
  • Mon 27 Dec 2021 – Orderly drawing on the ballot (10h)
  • Wed, January 12, 2022 – First day of early voting by personal appearance
  • Tue Jan 25, 2022 – Last day of early voting by personal appearance
  • Sat, January 29, 2022 – Election day (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Where to vote on election day

On polling day, Jan. 29, polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations, according to a city press release.

  • Angelo Biblical Church, 3506 Sherwood Way
  • MHMR Services at Concho Valley Administration Building, 1501 W. Beauregard Ave.
  • St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 2506 Johnson Ave.

For more information, contact Clerk Julia Antilley at 325-657-4405 or

How to register to vote

Voter registration applications are available at the Tom Green County Elections / Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave.

Nominations can also be obtained online at, by mail or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed applications can be returned in person or by mail.

Citizens can also register to vote when renewing their driver’s license in person at a Texas Department of Public Safety office. To determine eligibility to vote or current voter registration status, visit

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