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Voters will have their first opportunity to cast a ballot for the city’s local election starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 23 but to vote in the local election you must be registered to vote by April 5.
Important Dates & Times:April 5: Last day to register to vote to be eligible for election
April 23 – 28: Early voting from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 30 – May 1: Early voting from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
May 5: Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
All voting takes place at in the Council Chambers at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St.
Burleson voters will have their choice of five candidates in three races this spring as a mix of political veterans and newcomers face off in the May 5 local election. All Burleson City Council seats are elected at-large for three-year terms.
Two candidates are vying for the Place 1 seat, incumbent Stuart Gillaspie and Shannan Sutter.
Gillaspie is serving his seventh term as a member of the council in Place 1. Gillaspie also served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 1992-1999. Sutter is currently serving as the Park Board Chair. She was appointed to the Park Board in 2013.
With incumbent DanO Strong choosing not to run for re-election in Place 3, voters will have two options to choose from: Katherine Reading and Dan Taylor. Reading is currently serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission a position she was appointed to in 2017. Taylor is currently serving on the Park Board a position he was appointed to in 2016.
In Place 5, incumbent Dan McClendon (elected in 2007) is running unopposed. McClendon has served as Mayor Pro Tem since July 2014. He also serves as president of the Burleson Type 4A Economic Development Corporation and chairs the Infrastructure and Development committee.