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Caruth Park Stormwater Detention Project - May 2020.  

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Filing period for 2016 City election runs through February 23.

February 19, 2016

The filing period for a candidate to apply for a place on the May 7 ballot ended at 5:00 p.m. on February 19. University Park residents who are interested in running for Mayor or City Council may still apply as a write-in candidate through February 23. 

Candidate Requirements

Candidates for either office must be at least 21 years of age and have been a resident of the City for at least 12 months prior to the May 7 election date. Candidates must also meet Texas Election Code requirements, have a valid voter registration card, and not be delinquent on any taxes or other liabilities due the City.

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By City Charter, the mayor and all four council members serve two year terms.  All five positions are at-large seats with each elected official serving the city as a whole.  No mayor or council member can serve more than three successive terms, or six years of continuous service.  By charter, the mayor is elected separately from the council and does not run against individual council candidates.  As the official head of City Government, the mayor presides over all council meetings, and votes on all matters before council, unless otherwise disqualified.  Each council member has an equal vote on all actions taken by the council and is expected to attend the regular council meetings conducted on first and third Tuesdays as well as serve as liaison to various advisory committees.  The mayor and council members serve without compensation.

Candidate filing packets are available online until the filing deadline date, or at City Hall at 3800 University Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For more information about the filing process, visit the Texas Ethics Commission and Texas Secretary of State websites or contact Christine Green, city secretary, at (214) 987-5302 or by e-mail at cgreen@uptexas.org.

Click on Candidate Packet to view or download all necessary information.