The City of Waxahachie will hold a joint general and special election on May 10. The general election will elect three council members to serve until May 2016. The special election will elect one council member who will serve until May 2015, filling the vacancy of an unexpired term.

The Waxahachie City Council recently appointed Mike Ramsey to serve out the unexpired term left by the late Buck Jordan. Ramsey fills the vacated seat until the city’s May election when voters will elect a candidate.

“I don’t plan to run as I have other economic interests,” Ramsey said. “I’ll step aside to let someone else fill this position.”

Persons interested in running for city council may pick up a packet in person at the city secretary’s office at city hall, 401 South Rogers Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Candidate packets include information such as qualifications for candidacy, necessary forms, and pertinent dates and information.

Dates for filing for a place on the ballot of the general election are January 29 through February 28, 2014. Dates for filing for a place on the ballot of the special election are February 4 through March 10, 2014.

The Waxahachie City Council is made up of five at-large members. Those five members serve alternating two-year terms, with three seats expiring one year, and the other two seats expiring the following year.

For more information on the upcoming city council election, or further instructions on how to file for a place on the ballot, please contact the city secretary’s office at 469-309-4006.