Rockwall, Texas – February 24, 2016 – The City of Rockwall recently called an election to be held on May 7, 2016 for the purpose of electing three City Council Members, one each for Places 2, 4 and 6. All three incumbents, including John Hohenshelt (Place 2), Dennis Lewis (Place 4), and Mike Townsend (Place 6), filed appropriate paperwork to appear on the ballot in hopes of serving an additional two-year term in office.
The filing deadline to submit an application to run for city council in the General Election was Friday, February 19, and the last day to declare write-in candidacy on the ballot was February 23. The City Secretary did not receive candidate filings from anyone other than incumbents. Therefore, the Rockwall City Council will consider an ordinance cancelling the election due to no opposed candidates at its meeting on Monday, March 7. All three incumbents will take the Oath of Office at the regular city council meeting on Monday, May 16, to begin serving their additional term.
About The City of Rockwall:
The City of Rockwall, Texas is located 22 miles east of downtown Dallas, on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. With a population of more than 41,000, Rockwall is a growing community that offers an extraordinary quality of life for its residents, as well as dynamic business opportunities.
As the county seat of Rockwall County, which is the wealthiest in Texas, Rockwall has received several accolades in recent years, including being named one of the top ten “Best Towns for Families” by Family Circle magazine, and “Number 1 for Job Creation in the United States,” by CNN Money magazine. For more information about Rockwall, please visit www.rockwall.com.