Political hopefuls are running out of time.

Filing in the May 11 election comes to a close Friday, and filing officials at Town Hall and the Glen Rose ISD have seen little activity.

There are three city council openings and two school board seats on the ballot.

As of press time, the mayor's seat was the only one that had drawn a candidate.

Current council member Dennis Moore applied for his place on the ballot during the first week of filing. He remains unopposed.

While Moore's council seat is also on the ballot, rather than run for re-election, he said he wanted to instead serve as the city's next mayor.

When asked about his priorities, Moore said he strives to lead a city government which offers the best services, is budget-minded and business friendly.Currently the mayor's seat is being held by Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Stricklin, who shocked fellow council members when he said he would not run for the mayor's seat and also said he was retiring his seat on the council.

Two council seats - those of Moore and Sticklin - are on the ballot, but neither has drawn a candidate.

In the race for Glen Rose ISD board of trustees, two seats are up for re-election in May. Incumbents Wade Busch and Brady Brown, who have more than 15 combined years of service, have both filed for another term.

The incumbents remain unopposed.

Applications for a place on the city ballot can be obtained at Town Hall. Call City Secretary Melanie Reese at (254) 897-2272 for more information.

School board applications can be obtained at the district administration office, located at 1102 Stadium Drive. Call Judy Shipman, early voting clerk, at 898-3908 for more details on the school district election.

Applications must be filed before 5 p.m. Friday.