Mayor post, city council seats to be determined
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
May 07, 2014 | 366 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – Almost 200 people had cast ballots during early voting for city elections through Friday, according to City Secretary Pam Long.

Early voting continued through Tuesday. Voters can cast ballots Saturday at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Long said 199 early votes had been received before Monday.

“That’s about right for when there is a mayoral race,” Long said.

In the mayor’s race, Ed Carter, who has served on city council for four years and is the current mayor pro tem, is facing Anna Lopez Machacek, who previously held the office of Goliad County tax assessor/collector. Carter has been a resident of Goliad for 10 years while Machacek has resided in Goliad for 42 years.

Four candidates are vying for two positions on city council.

Alfred Perez, who has served on city council for two years and has resided in Goliad for 56 years, is seeking re-election.

Other candidates for city council are Julia Gracia, a two-year Goliad resident; Cheryl Worley, a former mayor of Goliad and 53-year city resident; and Joey Thompson, a one-year Goliad resident.

The top two vote recipients will be elected.

Three candidates – Machacek, Worley and Thompson – have been endorsed by the newly formed Goliad Citizens for Effective Government in the wake of a Texas Rangers investigation into possible financial irregularities among members of city council and Goliad Municipal Development District.
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