Filing period open for City of Presidio candidates

PRESIDIO — Presidio is having a general/special election on May 1, and the filing period for hopeful officeholders opened last week. Candidates have until Friday, February 12, to file.

Four positions are open, including for mayor and for two full-term city council seats, which will last for two years. A one-year term to replace former Councilmember Antonio Manriquez, who stepped down in November before the end of his term, will also be on the ballot on May 1.

The mayoral and other council member seats are currently occupied by Mayor John Ferguson, Councilmember Irvin Olivas and Councilmember Rogelio Zubia. It’s not yet certain which of them will be seeking reelection. At press time, no one has yet filed for the May elections, Brenda Lee Ornelas-Acuña, the Presidio city secretary, said on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in filing for city office can contact Ornelas-Acuña by email at or by phone at 432-229-2201. People can also contact Ornelas-Acuña for questions about the process.

To qualify for office, candidates must meet certain requirements, including one-year of residency in Texas and six months of residency in Presidio city. Presidio city officials are also offering COVID-safe notary public services, which are necessary for full completion of the candidate applications.