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The City of Smithville is governed by a Council-Manager form of government in which the Council establishes City policy through ordinances and resolutions; and the City Manager carries out City policy and is responsible for City operations. The Smithville City Council consists of the Mayor and five Council members. The Mayor and Council are elected at-large, which means they represent the entire City and that all registered voters may vote for all six places.

May 1, 2021, General Election & Special Called Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be held at City Hall, 317 Main Street, Smithville, Texas

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 1,2, and 3, on May 1, 2021, General Election will be January 13, 2021; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 12, 2021. The first day to file for Place on Ballot for Mayor, and Council Position Place 4 on May 1, 2021, Special Called Election will be January 13, 2021; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be March 1, 2021.

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 16, 2021, for the General Election

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be March 1, 2021, for the Special Election.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Smithville City Council are as followed:

State of Texas Requirements

(a)  To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must:

      (1) be a United States citizen;

      (2) be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the 
           date of appointment, as applicable.

       (3) have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to

            (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
            (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

      (4) have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned
           or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

      (5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the
           office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:

           (A) for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date
                 of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;

           (B) for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a
                 candidate's application for a place on the ballot;

           (C) for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is
                 written in.

 (EC Sec. 1411)


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lynch, City Secretary at (512) 237-3282 Ext 2106 or via e-mail at

Si tiene una pregunta, por favor llame a Jennifer Lynch, Secretaria de la Ciudad de Smithville a (512) 237-3282 Ext. 2106 or por el correo electronico a
Joanna Morgan, Mayor 

Term Expires May 2022

Email Joanna Morgan


Sharon Foerster (Place 1)

Term Expires May 2023

Email Sharon Foerster


Tom Etheredge (Place 2) 

Term Expires May 2023

Email Tom Etheredge


William Gordon, Mayor Pro-Tem (Place 3)

Term Expires May 2023

Email William Gordon


Stan Gerdes (Place 4)

Term Expires May 2022

Email Stan Gerdes


Janice Bruno (Place 5)

Term Expires May 2022

Email Janice Bruno




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