Deadline Set to File for Council Seats 1, 2, 4 and 6
City of Murphy City Council Places 1, 2, 4, and 6 are up for election in 2019. Council member Owais Siddiqui, Place 1, was first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016; Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Berthiaume, Place 2, was first elected in 2016; Council Member Betty Spraggins, Place 4, was first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016; Council Member Don Reilly, Place 6, was first elected in 2016.
Council members currently holding these places provided input on their plans for filing in 2019: Owais Siddiqui said he is undecided at this point. Jennifer Berthiaume said, “I’m planning on running again for Place 2! I’ve enjoyed being a councilmember by helping the residents of Murphy and moving the city forward with our shared vision.” Betty Spraggins said, “I am praying and waiting on God to give me an answer on whether I should or shouldn’t run again.” Don Reilly did not respond to the information request.
Filing dates and times are Jan. 16 – Feb. 15, 2019. Hours to file are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Applications must be filed in person or mailed to the city secretary’s office at 206 N. Murphy Rd., Murphy, Texas 75094. Drawing for a place on the ballot will be held Tuesday, February 19, at 5:45 p.m.
To download a candidate’s packet, go to murphytx.org and click on the council elections button. Susie Quinn, City of Murphy City Secretary requests that you call her at 972-468-4011 if you have any further questions.
Election Day is Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early voting takes place April 22, 2019 – April 27, 2019; April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019.