MIDLOTHIAN — March 14 was the final day for candidates to file for a place on the ballot in the city election May 14. There are three positions up for election, including mayor and city council places 1 and 2. Incumbents for all positions have filed to run again. All three positions will hold a three-year term in office expiring in May 2014.

In the race for mayor, candidates are incumbent Boyce Whatley and challenger Tyda June Shields. Place 1 incumbent Jamie Wickliffe will face Wayne Sibley and Place 2 incumbent Bill Houston is unopposed in the race.

Whatley has resided in the district for 27 years. He served two terms on the city council from May 2000-May 2006 and is serving his second term as mayor, which expires in May. Whatley lists his occupation as manager.

Mayoral candidate Tyda June Shields is an eight-and-a-half year district resident. She lists her occupation as office manager.

Place 1 council member Jamie Wickliffe has lived in the district for more than 28 years. She was elected in a special election in November 2009 to complete the unexpired term of a resigning council member. She also served four terms on the Midlothian City Council from May 1990-May 2002. Wickliffe’s term expires in May. Her occupation is broker/appraiser, according to filing documents.

Wayne Sibley, Place 1 candidate, is a 42-year district resident. Sibley was on the council from 2006-2009. He is retired.

Council member Bill Houston has been a district resident for more than six-and-a-half years. He has served in Place 2 on the council for one term, which expires in May. He is running for re-election unopposed. Houston lists his occupation as realtor.

Early voting for registered voters will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-6 and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. additionally May 9-10 at the Midlothian Conference Center. On Election Day, May 14, the polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Midlothian Conference Center, located at 1 Community Drive in Midlothian.

Linda Hamilton will serve as presiding election judge and Joy Hitchcock as alternate judge.

For additional information, contact the city of Midlothian at 972-775-3481 or visit www.midlothian.tx.us.

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