Candidate Crush In Marfa Election

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — The deadlines have all passed and now that the dust is settling it appears voters will have lots of choices in the May 6 Marfa City Council and Marfa ISD School Board elections. The current Mayor, Dan Dunlop, will not be seeking re-election. However three other candidates will be on the ballot to fill that post – current city council member and former Marfa mayor Genevieve Bassham, artist and educator Ann Marie Nafziger, and accountant Lineaus Hooper Lorette. Two council seats are also being contested. Current council member Josie Simpson filed for re-election, while incumbent Peter Stanley declined. Candidates on the ballot for the two open seats will include Simpson, Pizza Foundation co-owner Saarin Keck, retired educator and mechanic Brit Webb, retired Presidio County Appraisal District chief appraiser Irma Salgado, artist and gallery owner Meghan Gerety, and former city council and school board member Raul Lara. Should Bassham win the mayoral election, her then vacant council seat will be filled by appointment by the city council. In the school board election only one seat will have multiple candidates running. Incumbent Eric Wilmarth, who was appointed to the position, will be opposed by game warden Eric Wilmarth, retired educator and community volunteer Davild Walstrom, and Ranch Candy/Spare Parts co-owner Joe Pat Clayton.

 

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