City Elections

The City Secretary is the Chief Election Official and is responsible for the administration of all city elections. The City of Hewitt conducts a general election on the first Saturday in May of each year. There are seven council members. Each council member serves a two-year term.

2023-2024 Hewitt City Council


 Name  Title  Email  Phone
Steve Fortenberry Mayor council7@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.0030
Michael S. Bancale  Mayor Pro Tem council1@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3552
Johnny Stephens Council Member  council4@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.3989
Johnny Price Council Member council5@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.3998
Bob Potter Council Member council3@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3666
Erica Bruce Council Member council6@cityofhewitt.com 254.709.4050
Charles "Charlie" Turner
Council Member council2@cityofhewitt.com
254.709.3614

General Election - May 6, 2023



The next General Election for Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, and At-large will be held on May 6, 2023. Candidate packets are available in the City Secretary's Office the first week in January 2023. For more information, contact City Secretary Lydia Lopez at 254-296-5602. 

Internet Posting Requirement For Political Subdivisions

eligibility requirements per City Charter (Sec. 2.4)

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a qualified voter of the State of Texas
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the City of Hewitt for a period of one (1) year immediately prior to the election
  • Be a resident of the ward for at least six (6) months prior to filing for office and remain a resident of that ward during his or her term of office
  • A member ceasing to possess any of the qualifications specified in this section or any other section of this charter, or convicted of a felony while in office, shall immediately forfeit his office.
  • No member of the council shall hold any other elected public office.

Per Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)


  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in the state continuously for the previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

For past election history, view the City of Hewitt Election Register.