Five file for Novem­ber spe­cial elec­tion

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Ariana Gar­cia

Five res­i­dents have filed to run in the Novem­ber 2018 spe­cial elec­tion in Lake­way.

The city is hold­ing a spe­cial elec­tion for two coun­cil places, and both terms ex­pire in May 2020. The dead­line to file was Aug. 20.

The can­di­dates are Glenda Fore­man Engert, 85, a 24-year res­i­dent of Lake­way; Betty Ha­ley, 76, who has lived in Lake­way for nearly 12 years; Lau­rie Hig­gin­botham, 44, a nine-year res­i­dent of the city; Louis Mas­trangelo, 56, who has lived in the city for about five years; and Wendi Sev­er­ance, 51, who has spent 22 years in city.

Coun­cil Mem­ber Dwight Ha­ley and a va­cancy on the coun­cil are up for elec­tion this term. Ha­ley said he is not plan­ning to seek an­other term.

The spe­cial elec­tion will be Nov. 6. The city runs on a plu­ral­ity-vote ba­sis, mean­ing the two top can­di­dates who re­ceive the most votes of the five will be elected to the po­si­tions.

All coun­cil mem­bers are elected at large. The coun­cil is made up of seven mem­bers: a mayor and six coun­cil mem­bers.

The last day to reg­is­ter to vote is Oct. 9. Early vot­ing will be­gin Oct. 22 and end Nov. 2. Vot­ing lo­ca­tions will be scat­tered through­out the city lim­its.

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