The City of Wharton and the Wharton Independent School District are having elections this year.

Both entities recently announced that incumbents have filed for seats for public service of the governing bodies.

City of Wharton

According to the Secretary’s Office with the City of Wharton, Don Mueller filed Thursday, Jan. 23 for the District 4 seat of the Wharton City Council. 

Mueller, 83, is retired, and has lived in Wharton for more than five decades.

There are four councilpersons whose terms will expire this year. They include the mayoral seat, which is held by Tim Barker, District 2, which is held by Steven Schneider, and Position 6 At-Large, currently held by Alice Heard-Roberts.

First day to file was Wednesday, Jan. 15 and the deadline to file is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at Wharton City Hall, 120 East Caney Street, in Wharton.

Election day is Saturday, May 2 at the Wharton Civic Center.

Wharton ISD

According to the Wharton ISD’s Office of the Superintendent, Curtis W. Evans, 60, filed on Friday, Jan. 17 for the Position 7 seat of the WISD Board of Trustees.

There are three board seats that will be vacated in May. They include Position 5, which is currently held by Sherrell Speer and Position 6, which is held by Cody Pohler.

First day to file was Wednesday, Jan. 15 and the deadline to file is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at the WISD Administration Building, 2100 North Fulton Street.

Election day is Saturday, May 2 at the Wharton Civic Center.

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