Sec. 3.02. - Qualifications of council.
Each member of the council shall be a citizen of the United States of America, a qualified voter of the State of Texas and shall have resided for at least one (1) year immediately preceding [the] election at which they are candidates within the corporate limits of the City of Hurst, and be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. The candidate shall not be disqualified by reason of any provision of any other section of this charter. A member of the council who at any time ceases to possess any of the qualifications specified in this section or any other section of this charter, or who is convicted of a felony while in office, shall immediately forfeit his office.
Sec. 3.03. - Eligibility.No person shall be eligible to the office of councilmember who shall hold any other public office of emolument except as permitted by the Texas Constitution. No person shall be eligible to the office of councilmember who shall be interested in the profits or the emolument of any contract job, work or service for the city, or interested in the sale to the city of any supplies, equipment, material or articles purchased.
In accordance with State law, the City Secretary's Office will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for City Council during the "filing period".
State law identifies the filing period as:
- First day to file an application for place on ballot - 108th day before election
- Last day to file an application for place on ballot - 78th day before election
During the "filing period", qualified persons may file as a candidate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the City Secretary's Office at City Hall, 1505 Precinct Line Road, Hurst.