City and school officials are gearing up for the May 11 election. Filing for a place on the ballot begins Wednesday, Jan. 30, and will continue through Friday, March 1.

Three seats on the Glen Rose City Council and two on the Glen Rose ISD board of trustees are up for re-election.

For the city, the gap left by the death of Mayor Jean King in September is getting wider. Following her death, the council opted to leave the seat vacant until May and allow Mayor Pro Tem Bob Stricklin to man the helm until that time. 

Stricklin's seat is also up for re-election. Speaking with the Reporter on Jan. 25, he said he will not seek the mayor's seat - or another term.

"I am not going to be filing for a place on the ballot," Stricklin said. "I have served the city for six years as councilman, and this is my second time to serve. I enjoy it, but there are other things on my plate that I need to be doing."

Stricklin said his plans for the future include traveling to see his children, who are spread out across the county.

The seat of council member Dennis Moore is also up for re-election.

Meanwhile, the seats currently held by Wade Busch and Brady Brown on the Glen Rose ISD board of trustees will also be on the ballot.

The two trustees have combined 15 years of service to the school district. Busch has been on the board for nine years, and Brown has been seated for six.

Busch said he does plan to seek another term.

Information on Moore and Brown's intentions will be published as soon as they become available.

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.

Other election dates

Tuesday, March 12, is the first day to apple for a ballot by mail. Those applications must be received no later than Friday, May 3.

Area residents who are not yet registered to vote must do so by Thursday, April 11, and may register online at votexas.org or in person at the county annex. 

Early voting will begin on Monday, April 29, and end Tuesday, May 7.

More information

Early voting will be held at two locations. In the city election, early ballots will be cast at Town Hall. Early voters who would like to weigh in on school board races  will cast their ballots at the district administration building.

All ballots will be cast at Town Hall on election day, Saturday, May 11.