Four Candidates Vying for Seat on Alamo City Council, Special Election Set November 3
Four candidates have qualified to seek a seat on the Alamo City Council in a November 3 special election. Qualifying for the at-large, nonpartisan post ended on Friday, August 17.
Tommy Spell resigned from the council in July. Spell stated in his resignation letter that he was moving from his residence in the city to the county, thereby becoming ineligible to represent his constituency. Since Spell’s term was not due to expire for more than 12 months from the time he announced his resignation, the city charter specifi es that the position cannot be filled by appointment; it requires a special election.
Phyllis Adams, who is in sales and administration management and a longtime resident of the city, is seeking election to the council. Adams has served previously on the council, having been appointed last year to fill the unexpired term of the late Roy Braswell.
Also qualifying was Alamo businessman Stephen Wesley Keen who sought the Alamo mayor’s post in 2019. In that race, Keen was challenged concerning his residency, but after a hearing before the Wheeler County Board of Registrars, was ultimately approved to run for the office. Keen owns Keen Enterprises and Hitching Post Hardware.
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the Wheeler County Board of Education, is attempting for a second time to run for a seat on the council. Ricks was disqualified from running in a previous city council election after a dispute over a water bill that has since been resolved.
Also seeking the post is properties manager Patricia Woodard. She also served on the council for a short time having been appointed to fill a seat that was vacated due to the resignation of Councilman James Williams.
Alamo Mayor Pamela Lee said despite Spell’s resignation, the council still has a quorum and can continue to conduct meetings until Spell’s post is filled after the November election.