Cody Smith and Kimberly Mata-Rubio are the only people to file as candidates in the upcoming special election for Uvalde mayor, with less than one week left to the Sept. 6 filing deadline.
City secretary Sorayda A. Sanchez said one other person had picked up, but not yet returned, a filing packet as of noon on Aug. 30.
The election is set for Nov. 7, 2023, and early voting will run from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3.
Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr., reelected in 2020, is stepping down early to run a campaign for 2024 for State Representative for District 80.
Whoever is elected mayor will serve the approximately one year left on his current term.
Prospective candidates for Uvalde mayor should be United States citizens, qualified to vote, and maintain residency within the city limits for at least 180 days prior to filing as a candidate.
To file as a candidate for Uvalde mayor, pick up a filing packet from Sanchez at Uvalde City Hall, 101 E. Main St.