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Harvey not seeking re-election as mayor
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Mar 05, 2014 | 48 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – Filing deadline for the city and Goliad ISD elections passed Friday.

Mayor Jay Harvey will not seek re-election. The two candidates for mayor in the May 10 election will be Ed Carter, who is currently a member of city council, and Anna Lopez-Machacek.

Harvey said he decided not to run for re-election so he could spend more time concentrating on his job in the oilfield business.

“The new job has really zapped most of my time,” Harvey said. “I reconsidered it and thought long and hard over it. I’ll have six years and three terms in there. I’m trying to establish a clientele in the oilfield and takes up a lot of my time.”

Four people have filed for two city council positions to be contested. The top two vote-getters between incumbent Alfred Perez, former mayor Cheryl Worley, Julia Gracia and Joey Thompson will win the two contested seats.

There will be no Goliad ISD Board of Trustees election as all three members up for election – Carlos Gutierrez, Robert De La Garza and Destry Gruetzmacher – went unopposed.

Carter, 71, has served on the city council for four years and is currently serving as mayor pro tem.

Lopez-Machacek, 51, previously held the position of Goliad County tax assessor/collector.

Early voting for the city elections will be April 28-May 2 at city hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 5 and 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voting on May 10 will be at city hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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