New candidates file for Georgetown City Council election; every race now contested

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Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross’ term expires in May, and he will run for re-election. (via )

Updated Feb. 17 at 11:09 a.m.

All three Georgetown City Council positions that are up for grabs during the upcoming May 6 election are now contested, according to the Georgetown Elections Office.

As of Feb. 17, the last day to file, Sherwin Khan had filed to run for mayor, and Lawrence Romero had filed for the District 6 position currently occupied by Rachel Jonrowe.

The District 2 position, which is also up for election and currently occupied by Keith Brainard who is not seeking re-election, now has two candidates.

Valerie Nicholson announced she would seek the open position and filed her candidacy Jan. 18, and the elections office said David Sray also filed for the seat.

Additional candidate files for Georgetown City Council District 6 position

The elections office confirmed an additional candidate, Lawrence Romero, had filed for the District 6 position currently
occupied by Rachael Jonrowe, earlier this morning. 

Valerie Nicholson announces Georgetown City Council candidacy, District 2

The terms of several Georgetown City Council positions expire and will be up for grabs during the May 6 election. Incumbents Mayor Dale Ross and District 6 Council Member Rachael Jonrowe both filed to run for re-election Jan. 18, the first day possible, according to city officials.

The District 2 position, which is also up for election and currently occupied by Keith Brainard who is not seeking re-election, already has one candidate.

Valerie Nicholson announced that she would seek the District 2 position and filed her candidacy on Wednesday morning as well.

District 6 council member Rachael Jonrowe will run again for the same position.

District 6 Council Member Rachael Jonrowe will seek re-election. (via )

In a press release, Nicholson said that now is an especially exciting and challenging time in the Georgetown area.

“Georgetown is experiencing significant positive growth, which is extremely exciting,” Nicholson said. “Recognizing that continued growth is expected in the future, the challenge is to manage and guide quality growth while preserving those qualities that make Georgetown special.”

A native to Central Texas, Nicholson has resided in Georgetown for the past eight years and has been married to her husband, Blake, for 17 years. The couple has three sons.

Valerie Nicholson announced her run for the District 2 position this week.

Valerie Nicholson announced her run for the District 2 position this week. (via )

On Wednesday, Nicholson said she has no definite plans for her campaign, but is waiting to see if she will be running against an opponent. The last day for candidates to declare their candidacy is Feb. 17.

Georgetown City Council members serve three-year terms representing one of seven single-member districts. The mayor serves a three-year term and is elected at-large.

Things to know:

  • The last day to register to vote in the May election is April 6.
  • Early in-person voting will take place Apr. 24- May 2.
  • On Election Day, May 6, voters may cast ballots at any vote center location in Williamson County. Polling places, dates, and times are listed at wilco.org/elections.
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