by VERONICA GORDON
‘Three candidates have emerged for the open council seat in Buda just weeks after Todd Ruge moved into the mayor’s chair last month.
The names on the ballot include Cathy Chilcote, Wiley Hopkins and Amy Proctor.
The election is Jan. 26. Early voting runs from Jan. 9 to Jan. 22.
In December, Chilcote announced her decision to run again after losing the election in November.
Hopkins, a retired Housing and Development executive, announced on Dec. 19 that his application for Place 2 on the ballot has been filed for the Buda City Council.
By Monday, Proctor’s name had been added to the official list. The deadline to file was Dec. 26.
In a statement, Hopkins said he has extensive management experience. His experience includes having served as member of the advisory board of the Federal Home Loan Bank-Dallas, as well as a board member for the Public Employees Credit Union in Austin.
Hopkins also stated he was instrumental in bringing to the city of Buda the Silverado Trails multi-family development, a $21 million endeavor near the Cabela’s site, according to the release.
Hopkins said he would put emphasis on the need to keep Buda’s growth steady, but at the same time preserve the city’s special uniqueness.
“I will support the business community of Buda and be an advocate for improved and additional infrastructure to meet the needs of our community,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins has served two terms on Buda’s Zoning Board of Adjustments and is currently the vice chairman of the board.
For more upcoming election information, check the city website at www.ci.buda.tx.us.