The general election to be held for the positions of Mayor and two Councilmen seats for Wolfforth in May has been cancelled. The deadline for applications to be turned in to City Hall in person was February 14. The application for mail-in applicants for write-in positions was February 18. The Wolfforth City Council voted to cancel the General Election at their called meeting held on February 24th due to the fact that there were only as many applications received as positions available. The office of Mayor, currently held by Dr Charles Addington, will be filled by Michael Wright as the lone applicant. The Council positions held by Julie Merrill and Mike Bickle will be filled by the two applications received by Deborah Perkey and Corey Layman. All three of these positions will serve a 2 year term. To apply to a position on the Wolfforth City Council, applicants must have been a resident of Wolfforth for the 6 months leading up to the application deadline of February 14. Applicants must also be a registered voter and have no criminal history.
The new Mayor and Council members will be sworn in to office on June 1.
The City Council had also called for a Special Election to be included on the May ballot and this election has also been cancelled. After conversations with the Lubbock County Elections Office amid the current situation in regards to Covid-19, the election dissolving Wolfforth’s current Economic Development Corporation and election of the Wolfforth Municipal Development District has been postponed until the November ballot. More information concerning this election will be released in the near future.