Challengers appear on last day to file

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Today was the last date to file for a spot on the May 2020 citywide election, and several challengers appeared with only hours to spare before the 5:00 PM deadline. The challengers include:

  • David Barker, challenger for Mayor
  • Roman Garcia, challenger for Place 3
  • Brenda Hughes, challenger for Place 4

Yesterday, former councilperson George Baroody filed paperwork to challenge incumbent Delayne Sigerman in Place 4. Baroody was notified that he is ineligible to run for office due to a nepotism provision in the city charter.

The citywide election date is Saturday, May 2. Early voting begins on April 20. The deadline to register to vote in this election is April 2. All registered voters who reside in the city limits are eligible to cast a ballot for all city council places and the mayor position. None of the places are geographic in nature.

Please note that the following bios were found during a cursory review of available material and are not meant to be comprehensive histories. More information will be shared about each candidate in the coming weeks.

David Barker, challenger for mayor

Mr. Barker is a 76-year old resident of Comanche Trace and has served on the Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee on Water, Wastewater, and Drainage. Mr. Barker spoke to council on June 28, 2018, regarding the comprehensive plan and praised City Manager Mark McDaniel and the council.

Roman Garcia, challenger for Place 3

Mr. Garcia is an 18-year old Kerrville resident and is the son of Mario Garcia, a candidate in the 2019 race for Place 2, in which he was defeated by Kim Clarkson. Roman has served on the city’s Youth Advisory Board.

Brenda Hughes, challenger for Place 4

Mrs. Hughes is a 61-year resident of Kerrville. She and her husband own and operate Buzzie’s BBQ along Schreiner Street, and reside in the Bluebell neighborhood. Mrs. Hughes has been politically active for many years, including recently challenging the Commissioners Court on animal services policies during the November 2019 animal services workshop. She has also served on the Food Service Advisory Board. Mrs. Hughes appeared on a radio program in 2018 to voice her opposition to the TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone) benefiting downtown revitalization efforts.