Official statements were released from two campaigns this week: one from incumbent Mayor Bill Blackburn, and another from challenger Vincent Voelkel. Both statements announced the candidates’ intentions to seek the office of mayor.
Bill Blackburn (incumbent)
Bill Blackburn’s statement appeared in the Kerrville Daily Times and was published to his Facebook page. His statement appears below:
On Friday, Kerrville United reported that Vincent Voelkel had picked up an application packet from City Hall. We reached out to him for a statement, and Mr. Voelkel provided the following response:
“I chose to pull a packet for the Mayor position in the 2020 election. I have had multiple people ask and encourage me to do so. I figured I would pull a packet to see how many signatures I could get on the petition and make my decision to file on that.”Vincent Voelkel, via email statement
Application packets for city council positions can be returned to the City Secretary’s office beginning on January 15, and the deadline to file is February 14.