Elections

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When are elections held to elect the Mayor and members of City Council?

The City of Bevil Oaks conducts its General Election every year in November. Each term is held for 2 years, with each Ward having someone up for election every year. The next General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5,2019. 

Which City Council offices are up for election?

For the year 2019, 4 Council positions are up for election. Those positions are currently held by the following: 


Mayor: Rebecca M. Ford

Ward 1: Tanya Linderman

Ward 2: Michelle Nelson

Ward 3: Special Election (see below)


Both Ward 3 positions are currently open.  The first position was originally held by Councilman Allen Pride.  During the 2018 election, Councilman Pride chose to not run again for personal reasons.  Cheri Mitchell ran in his place.  She won the election.  However, due to an error on paperwork, she chose to formally resign and not be sworn in for the position during a Regular Council Meeting that can be viewed on the City's Facebook page, called Bevil Oaks City.  Therefore, this position is currently open.  The second Ward 3 position was held by Councilman Fruge, and now that he has sold his home here and moved, his position is also open.  More details will follow regarding the two opened positions. 


All other Council positions will not be up for election until November 2019.

Who is currently in office?

Mayor: Rebecca M. Ford

Ward 1: Martha Vautrot

Ward 1: Tanya Linderman

Ward 2: Michelle Nelson

Ward 2: Doug Emmons

Ward 3: Vacant

Ward 3: Vacant

What are the qualifications to run for Municipal Office?

  

Mayor:

* Residence - 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in the City of Bevil Oaks prior to the first day of applications for ballots to be accepted.

* Age - 18 years old or older

* Must be a registered voter at the time of the beginning date for filing for application.


City Council:

* Residence - 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the City of Bevil Oaks (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287

* Age - 18 years old or older

* Must be a registered voter at the time of the beginning date for filing for application.



Does the Mayor or City Council receive a salary?

NO. At the present time, no Mayor nor City Council Member receive any type of salary or compensation.

How do I apply for Municipal Office?

In order to have your name appear on the ballot, an individual is required to submit an Application for a Place on the Ballot. Note, that a candidate may announce his/her intention to run for Municipal Office at any time. However, he/she cannot file an Application until the designated filing period. For the November 2019 Election, interested persons can pick up an Election Packet from the City Secretary at City Hall and file it during the filing period to be named later. City Hall is located at:

13560 River Oaks Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77713

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