Council coverage delayed a week; last of May 2017 local candidates file for office
BURLESON – Coverage of the special Feb. 16 Burleson City Council meeting has been postponed until next week’s edition of the Burleson Star to allow for more space – and hopefully more feedback.
The City Council did not take any action, but held the over four hour meeting at Burleson City Hall to address questions that had been raised about multi-family development.
The feedback in next week’s Burleson Star coverage will include a print story about the meeting and an online tape of meeting highlights.
Meanwhile, it appears that the May 2017 election season will be extremely crowded with candidates.
There will be a three-way race for mayor of Burleson this coming May 6 election day, with incumbent Mayor Ken Shetter’s reelection bid being opposed by challengers Katherine Reading and John Garrison, according to a list provided by the city.
In the Place 2 race, incumbent councilman Rick Green will be opposed in his reelection bid by challengers Brooke Wilson, KJ Topinka, Roman Pscheidt, and Robert Book.
In Place 4, challengers Kason Mobley, Shannan Sutter, Todd Hulsey, and Pam Grant Tatum are all vying to replace Matt Aiken, who decided not to run for reelection.
In Place 6, incumbent Ronnie Johnson is being challenged by Jason Morse.
Meanwhile, a total of five people have filed for candidacy in the May 6 school board election, according to the candidate list provided Friday, Feb. 17 by Burleson ISD District Office Manager Mary Ellen Burch.
• Place 3 incumbent Ryan Richardson, 30 will be challenged in this race by Jerry Duncan.
• Place 4 incumbent Andy Pickens, will be challenged in this race by Shane O’Rourke and Shelley Grant.