Beeville City Council incumbents Mike Scotten and Libby Spires will succeed themselves for another two-year term and not one vote has been cast.
City Secretary Tomas P. Saenz sent each of the council members an e-mail at 5:13 p.m. Monday, telling them, “You have earned another two-year seat in our city council. No one came up to file as a write-in candidate.”
Scotten, who turns 45 on May 5, is completing his second two-year term on the council in May. A petroleum landman, he currently serves as the council’s mayor pro tem. That means he presides over meetings when Mayor Santiago “Jimbo” Martinez is unable to attend.
Spires is a 45-year-old, self-employed certified public accountant who is completing her first two-year term on the council.
Both candidates filed early for re-election with Scotten filing in Ward 1 and Spires filing in Ward 5, where they now serve.
The first deadline for filing, that for a place on the May 14 ballot in each ward, passed on March 14 without either candidate attracting an opponent.
But Saenz said the final deadline, that for prospective candidates to declare an intention of filing as a write-in candidate, would be 5 p.m. Monday, March 21.
That deadline also came and went without anyone filing.
“Within the next few weeks, we shall formally declare the incumbents re-elected,” Saenz said in Monday’s e-mail.