Filing opens for May 2 Georgetown election, race for mayor, District 2 and District 6 council members

The persons elected to the positions of mayor, District 2 council member and District 6 council member will be in office until May 2023. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
The persons elected to the positions of mayor, District 2 council member and District 6 council member will be in office until May 2023. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

The persons elected to the positions of mayor, District 2 council member and District 6 council member will be in office until May 2023. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. If you are filing for a place in this race, email sholtgrieve@communityimpact.com.


Update Jan. 20

District 6 Council Member Rachael Jonrowe announced on her Facebook page Jan. 20 that she filed for re-election on Friday, Jan. 17. Michael Walton is also seeking the District 6 seat.

Original story

Applications for a place on the Georgetown May 2 election ballot may be filed starting Jan. 15.


The general election will be to fill the positions of mayor and City Council seats in District 2 and District 6.


Current Mayor Dale Ross said he will announce soon if he plans to seek re-election or not.

Joshua Schroeder and Jonathan Dade have indicated they will seek the position of mayor on their campaign treasurer appointment documents.

District 2 Council Member Valerie Nicholson will not seek re-election this year.

“I’ve been honored to serve our wonderful community, but my three-year commitment is coming to an end and so I’ve chosen to focus on my top priorities: family, health, and career,” Nicholson said in a press release. “I look forward to supporting a candidate for councilmember district 2 who shares my values and who will embrace our vision of a caring community honoring our past and innovating for the future.”

Shawn Hood’s campaign treasurer appointment document indicated he will seek the District 2 seat.

District 6 Council Member Rachael Jonrowe has not responded to Community Impact Newspaper’s request for comment about whether she plans to seek re-election.


Michael Walton’s campaign treasurer appointment document said he will seek the District 6 seat.

The persons elected to these positions will be in office until May 2023. The mayor is elected at-large, and the council members are elected from single-member districts.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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