Liberty Hill election season around the corner


It might only be the second election on the radar in the Spring of 2020, but filing dates for local Liberty Hill elections are only weeks away.

Three positions on the Liberty Hill City Council and a pair of places on the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees are up for grabs on the May 2 ballot.

Candidates interested in seeking one of these positions may file as early as Jan. 15, 2020, with the city or school district. The filing deadline is 5 p.m., Feb. 14, 2020.

Council Places 3 and 1 – currently held by Kathy Canady and Tony DeYoung, respectively – will be on the ballot, as well as the Mayor’s position, held by Rick Hall. Canady and DeYoung were both appointed in 2019 to finish unexpired terms.

The three positions on the Council will be the first to receive compensation as discussed and voted on by the Council. The Council members will each receive $12,000 annually, while the Mayor will receive a $40,000 annual salary.

In January, the Council is expected to approve a ballot measure for the May election asking voters to extend terms in office from two years to three.

The two positions on the school board are for Place 1 – currently filled by Board Vice President Clint Stephenson – and Place 2 – filled by Board President Clay Cole.

All candidates for city and school district races will be invited to participate in The Independent’s Candidate Forum in April.