Candidate filing for City Council positions for the November 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election in the City of Sherman began July 21, 2018, at 8 a.m. Filing ends August 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. Even though the filing period began on Saturday, July 21, the City Clerk’s Office was not required to be open so candidates could begin filing on Monday, July 23, 2018. Candidates may obtain the necessary applications and supporting documents from the City Clerk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Council positions open for the November 6 Election are for Mayor, Council Member, At-Large, Place 1, and Council Member, At-Large, Place 2. All positions are voted on at-large, by the citizens of Sherman. The Council positions are currently held by David Plyler (Mayor), Willie Steele (Council Member, At-Large, Place 1), and Jason Sofey (Council Member, At-Large, Place 2). Mayor Plyler and Council Member Steele are eligible for re-election. Council Member Sofey is not eligible to serve another term in his same position.
Candidates for the current Council positions are not required to live in a specific district and can live anywhere in the City limits of Sherman.
All eligible voters in Sherman will vote for all of the City Council positions on the ballot. Any citizen considering making an application for candidacy must be a United States citizen, 21 years of age or older, a resident of Sherman for the past twelve months, and must be a registered voter. Other Charter requirements for candidacy are listed in the candidate election packet.
Anyone needing additional information should call the City Clerk’s Office at (903) 892-7204.