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Bonham voters to elect mayor, at-large councilmember in May
By Allen Rich
Jan 25, 2021
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Bonham, Texas -- The general election May 1, 2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal event, with the mayor's seat and the city councilmember at-large position to be decided at the polls, along with a local provision that would freeze ad valorem taxes for City of Bonham residents 65+.

Candidates for mayor and city councilmember at-large can file between the dates of January 13 and February 12 to be on the ballot. Both positions are three-year terms.

The application for a place on the ballot, as well as all pertinent information a candidate may need, can be obtained from the city secretary’s office.

The provision to possibly freeze ad valorem taxes for City of Bonham residents 65+ is the result of a successful petition drive to place this referendum before voters. Although the city tax rate has remained stable, the group that initiated the petition is asking for protection from escalating appraisals by freezing the dollar amount that senior citizens are taxed. If city residents vote to freeze city taxes for 65 and older, the order can't be rescinded or repealed.

Early voting will take place at City Hall from April 19 to April 27.