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
Michael S. Bancale  Mayor Pro Tem
Wilbert "Walky" Wachtendorf Council Member 254.709.3989
Bill Fuller Council Member 254.709.3998
Bob Potter Council Member
Erica Bruce Council Member 254.709.4050
Charles "Charlie" Turner
Council Member

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

* 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.