Mayor & Council Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A citizen and qualified voter of the State of Texas and the City
  • The Mayor may be a resident of any part of the City
  • Neither the Mayor nor any member of the Council shall hold any other office or employment under City Government while a member of the Council, nor hold any other paid employment under City Government within two years thereafter unless such employment be an elective office
  • Residence requirements shall be effective only as of the date of the election of each member of the Council, but a member of the Council or the Mayor ceasing to reside in the City shall immediately forfeit office
  • Shall have resided within the City for at least 12 months preceding election day
  • Three members of Council shall be residents of the City north of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company mainline, and three shall be residents of the City south of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company mainline