Thursday, April 15, 2010

M-u-n-i-c-i-p-a-l Election: Can You Spell It?

Although I'm not sure we've yet recovered from Tuesday's Primary runoff election, municipal elections are right around the corner, with Early voting beginning April 26, and Election Day on May 4.

Several Williamson County cities and school boards will hold elections, and although I have just begun to research the candidates, the 5-way race for Cedar Park City Council Place 6 looks like it might be quite interesting. Curiously, one of the candidates, Eddie Hurst, seems to think he is running for the City Counsel, as indicated on his campaign finance report. Furthermore, his report is a bit of a mess, showing donations made after the filing deadline, and expenditures made before any contributions had been received.

Another curiosity about Hurst is that he is currently serving on a City of Austin committee, to which he was appointed by Austin City Councilman Bill Spelman. Is Hurst a resident of Austin or Cedar Park?

Cedar Park is a rapidly growing city with an annual budget of around $86 Million, and the city will need strong leadership in the coming years. Hopefully residents will research candidates for the City Council with a little more attention to detail than Eddie Hurst, and go to the polls as informed voters.

1 comment:

MJSamuelson said...

Wow...that's precious.