The City contracts with Dallas County and Kaufman County Election Departments to conduct joint elections along with other entities. Participating in joint elections enables the City to reduce election expenses and is more convenient for voters who can visit one location to vote on all issues.
The Mayor is elected at-large and is voted into office by all qualified voters of the City for a two-year term. The Mayor is limited to four consecutive two-year terms.
Councilmembers elected to fill Places 1 – 6 are voted into office by qualified voters of the respective districts, which corresponds with the district of which the voter is a resident, for a two-year term and must reside in the respective district. Councilmembers may serve for four consecutive two-year terms and four consecutive two-year terms as Mayor, for a total of eight consecutive two-year terms combined, without a two-year break in service.
The current Mayor and City Council are as follows:
Mayor – Daniel Aleman, Jr. Place 1 – Jeff Casper Place 2 – Kenny Green Place 3 – Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross Place 4 – Tandy Boroughs Place 5 – B. W. Smith Place 6 –Brandon Murden
Campaign Finance Reports and Personal Financial Statements
Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or 512-463-5800. The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements. It is outside the City Secretary’s authority to review the reports for correctness or to advise filers regarding the contents of the reports.