City Elections

The City Secretary is the Chief Election Official and is responsible for the administration of all city elections. The City of Hewitt conducts a general election on the first Saturday in May of each year. There are seven council members. Each council member serves a two-year term.

2021-2022 Hewitt City Council


 Name  Title  Email  Phone
Steve Fortenberry Mayor council7@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.0030
Michael S. Bancale  Mayor Pro Tem council1@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3552
Wilbert "Walky" Wachtendorf Council Member  council4@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.3989
Bill Fuller Council Member council5@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.3998
Bob Potter Council Member council3@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3666
Erica Bruce Council Member council6@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.4050
Charles "Charlie" Turner
Council Member council2@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3614


General Election - May 7, 2022 (CANCELLED) *


The next General Election for Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 3 will be held on May 7, 2022. Candidate packets are available in the City Secretary's Office. For more information, contact City Secretary Lydia Lopez at 254-296-5602. 

Notice of Deadline to File Application - January 19, 2022 - February 18, 2022, 8 AM - 5 PM.
Order of General Election
List of Candidates who have filed
EARLY VOTING SITES
ELECTION DAY VOTE CENTERS

* All positions up for election this year were unopposed. The City Council approved Ordinance No. 2022-04 on March 7, 2022, to cancel the election. 

Order of Cancellation
  

eligibility requirements per City Charter (Sec. 2.4)


  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a qualified voter of the State of Texas
  • 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the City of Hewitt for a period of one (1) year immediately prior to the election
  • Be a resident of the ward for at least six (6) months prior to filing for office and remain a resident of that ward during his or her term of office
  • A member ceasing to possess any of the qualifications specified in this section or any other section of this charter, or convicted of a felony while in office, shall immediately forfeit his office.
  • No member of the council shall hold any other elected public office.

Per Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)


  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in the state continuously for the previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

For past election history, view the City of Hewitt Election Register.