by Chase Rogers
The cities of Dripping Springs and Wimberley are holding municipal elections on May 2, with early voting April 20-28.
In Dripping Springs, voters will be deciding on three positions: Places 2 and 4 and the city’s mayoral seat. Incumbents in places 2 and 4 are Wade King and John Kroll, respectively. Todd Purcell is the incumbent mayor.
Applications for a slot on the ballot opened Jan. 15 and will be accepted until Feb. 16. Prospective candidates can apply by submitting an application, found on the city’s website, to Dripping Springs City Hall at 511 Mercer St.
In Wimberley, voters will also decide City Council Places 2 and 4 and the mayor’s seat, with early voting April 20-28. Place 2 is currently held by Craig Fore and Place 4 is held by Gary Barchfeld. Susan Jaggers is the incumbent mayor. Two contesting candidates have filed so far for the May 2 election: Gina Fulkerson for mayor and Teresa Shell for Place 2.
The period for submitting an application to run for a seat on the council began Jan. 15 and will continue until Feb. 14. Prospective candidates can access the application packet on the city of Wimberley’s website.
More information concerning Dripping Springs’s criterion for prospective mayoral and council candidates can be found on its website.
More information concerning Wimberley’s mayoral and council elections can be found on its website.