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No Municipal Election to Save Wichita Falls Money

After last Friday’s filing deadline passed, the city of Wichita Falls will now be saving some money in the May municipal election cycle.
After last Friday’s filing deadline passed, the city of Wichita Falls will now be saving some money in the May municipal election cycle.

In May's city council election there are no contested seats.

In District 3 and 4 Brian Hooker and Tim Ingle refiled for election with no challengers.

District 5 councilor Mary Ward has vacated her seat and Tom Quintero is the only person who filed for her spot.

And Mayor Glenn Barham also refiled without a challenger.

The election in may would've been City Clerk Tracy Norr's first election.

She says she has mixed feeling about not getting to run an election because she says it is a big part of her job.

"There's so many little details and deadlines and dates and things that people don't even think about that go into conducting an election, but I’m also disappointed although I really like the council we have now and the new member that we will be getting, it's a good group, it's sad that there's so much apathy in local government elections," says Norr.

The city budgeted 15 thousand dollars for the election, a cost they normally split between the school board elections for WFISD and City View.

City View ISD board members had no contested seats so Wichita Falls ISD is picking up the bill for the 125 million dollar bond election as well as the contested board seats on their own.
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