Early voting is underway in Pleasanton and Poteet municipal and school elections.
Early votes totaled 292 for Monday and Tuesday for the Pleasanton ISD elections. Vying for District 7 are incumbent Ami Powell and Pete J. Pawelek. Also on the ballot will be a $63 million bond to build a new elementary school and to upgrade and improve the other campuses.
City of Pleasanton
There were no opponents for mayor nor the three seats that were vacated due to term limits. Mayor Clint Powell will continue for another term
and the following councilmen will be Eliseo Flores, District 4; Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall, District 6. There will also be four revisions to the City Charter on the ballot. Article IV, Section 5 Terms of Office (Change term of office from 2 years to 3 years and reduce maximum number of terms). Article IV, Section 7. Compensation (Change amounts of compensation of councilmembers and mayor). Article XVI, Section 1. Director of Finance: Powers and Duties. Add subparagraph “I. As directed by the City Manager, the Finance Director shall assist the City Manager in carrying out the financial duties called out in this Article.” Article XVI, Section 8. Contracts for City Improvements- (Increase dollar amount from $5,000 to $25,000).
City of Poteet
Mayor Larry Cantu is facing his opponent Richard Tuttle Sr. Rick Flores and Rosalinda De La Fuente are vying for Place 4 and incumbent Denise Sanchez is facing Vanessa Saylor for Place 5.
Incumbent Henry S. Ortiz and Bernardo J. Aguilar are vying for Place 3. Incumbent Steven C. Estrada is facing Jo Marie Aguilar Cervantez for Place 4. Three candidates are seeking Place 5’s seat – Yvette Navarro, Pete Ochoa Jr. and Hector Vessi. A voter’s guide is featured on page 8A for the candidates who participated in the service.