MOODY CITY COUNCIL
Events following the General Election of November 6, 2018 have resulted in a vacancy on the City Council of Moody, Texas
The City Council met on November 16th and has decided to receive “Letters of Intent and Qualification” from City of Moody Citizens who desire to be considered for appointment to the vacant seat.
Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.010)
Term of office — 2 years/can opt for up to 4 (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.035)*
• Population at least 600 (Local Gov’t Code, Section 6.001)
• One vacancy — city council may fill vacancy by appointment (majority of remaining members, excluding the mayor, make the appointment) until the next regular city election (at which time office will go on ballot for unexpired term, if any) or call a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.* (This appointment will be for a one year term. From the time of appointment until November 2019.) Two vacancies at same time city council must order a special election to fill the vacancies for the remainder of the unexpired term. *
• A special election ordered to fili these vacancies is governed by Title 12 of Election Code.
Each prospective Appointee to the City Council must provide the following information in writing and under oath:
The city secretary, city administrator, or court clerk may administer the oath for applications for a place on the ballot(application packet for appointment) for city offices.
a. Must indicate the date that the candidate swore to the application;
A SECRETARY OF STATE APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY FULFILLS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
The candidate’s name.
NOTE: An affidavit that any nickname provided for the name as it is to appear on the ballot is the nickname by which the candidate has been commonly known in the community for at least 3 years. [Sec.52.031]
The candidate’s occupation.
The office sought, including any place number or other distinguishing number.
An indication of whether the office sought is to be filled for a full or unexpired term j.$ the office sought and another office to be voted on have the same title but do not have place numbers or other distinguishing numbers.
v. A statement that the candidate is a United States citizen.
A statement that the candidate has not been finally determined mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a court with probate jurisdiction.
vii. A statement that the candidate has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the candidate has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. VI”. The candidate’s date of birth.
ix. The candidate’s residence address, or if the residence has no address, the address at which the candidate receives mail and a concise description of the location of the candidate’s residence.
x. The candidate’s length of continuous residence in the state and in the territory from which the office sought is elected as of the date that the candidate swears to the application.
A statement swearing to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and Texas. xii. A statement that the candidate is aware of the nepotism law.
xiii. A public mailing address for campaign correspondence if available, and any available electronic mail address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign. (Sec, 141.031)
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE INFORMATION PLEASE SUBMIT A ONE PAGE ‘LETTER OF INTENT AND QUALIFICATION’ EXPRESSING:
A) ONE’S DESIRE TO SERVE
B) YOUR PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
C) AND ANY EXPERIENCE PERTINENT TO THE OFFICE OF CITY ALDERMAN.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY CITY ADMINISTRATOR
WILLIAM STERLING NO LATER THAN 5:00pm ON DECEMBER 5, 2018.
APPLICANTS WILL ALSO NEED TO BE PRESENT FOR INTERVIEW BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 11, 2018 @ 6:00pm.