Keller City Council Place 3 and Place 4 spots will have no challengers on the ballot for the May 11 election.Deadline for the expired seats, currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Tom Cawthra and Bill Dodge, passed without any new applications and both incumbents filed for re-election.Cawthra, elected to the council in May 2008, has a career in marketing and has been a Keller resident for 12 years. Dodge, elected in May 2012, is a builder who has lived in Keller for 12 years.An special election was called for Place 1 after the resignation of council member Ray Brown. The special election filing deadline was March 11 with two candidates vying for the seat: Bob Hill, who is retired and has lived in Keller for 22 years and Debbie Bryan, also retired and has lived in Keller 10 years.In Westlake, four seats are open.Expited seats include council members David Levitan, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack.Langdon and Rennhack have filed for re-election. Langdon has served on the council since 2008 and has lived in Westlake for eight years. Rennhack has served on council since 2009. He is a consultant who has lived in the town for 12 years.Three others vying for those spots are Gregory Goble, a manufacturer representative who has lived in the town for one year; Michael Crowe, a senior vice president of Caris Life Sciences, who at filing time has lived in the town for eight months; and Wayne Stoltenberg, a energy executive who has lived in the town for six years.The fourth seat open in Westlake is the spot now held by Michael Barrett. Barrett was appointed to a one year term after a vacancy of the seat in 2012 when councilman Tim Brittan did not file for re-election and had no challengers.The special election filing deadline for Barrett’s seat was also March 11.Barrett, who filed for re-election, is senior vice president of business development for a financial company. He has lived in Westlake for three years.Barrett’s competition includes two candidates: Gregg Malone, a purchasing manager who has lived in Westlake for 3 years and Scott Bradley, an attorney who has lived in the town for 35 years.Haslet City Council approved an order March 4 to cancel the election, as no challengers applied for the mayor's seat, Place 2 and Place 4. All three incumbents had filed for re-election.Currently the mayor's seat is held by Bob Golden. Mitch Hill holds Place 2 and Harold Willliams is in the Place 4 seat.Golden is retired and has lived in the city for 15 years. Hill is a network engineer who has lived in the city for eight years. Williams, a stock broker, has lived in Haslet for 11 years.The one seat up in Trophy Club is Place 5 is held by Mayor Pro Tem Glenn Strother, who filed for re-election. Strother, an executive, has lived in the town for 15 years.Challenging Strother is Gregory Lamont, who is retired and has lived in Trophy Club 11 years.
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