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 FortenberryMayorcouncil7@cityofhewitt.com254.709.0030
Michael S. BancaleMayor Pro Temcouncil1@cityofhewitt.com254.709.3552
Johnny StephensCouncil Member council4@cityofhewitt.com254.709.3989
Johnny PriceCouncil Membercouncil5@cityofhewitt.com254.709.3998
Bob PotterCouncil Membercouncil3@cityofhewitt.com254.709.3666
Erica BruceCouncil Membercouncil6@cityofhewitt.com254.709.4050
VacantCouncil Membercouncil2@cityofhewitt.com254.709.3614

General Election - May 4, 2024

The next General Election for Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 3 will be held on May 4, 2024. Candidate packets are available in the City Secretary's Office the first week in January 2024. For more information, contact City Secretary Lydia Lopez at 254-296-5602. 

Internet Posting Requirement For Political Subdivisions

May 4, 2024 General Election - Important Dates

Candidate Packets AvailableTuesday, January 2, 2024
First day to file for a place on the ballotWednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
Last day to file for a place on the ballotFriday, Feb. 16, 2024
Last day to register to voteThursday, April 4, 2024
First day of early votingMonday, April 22, 2024
Last day to accept an Application for a Ballot by MailTuesday, April 23, 2024
Last day of early votingTuesday, April 30, 2024
Election DaySaturday, May 4, 2024

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


May 3, 2025 - General Election for Wards 1, 2, 3, and At-large

May 2, 2026 - General Election for Wards 1, 2, and 3


McLennan County Elections

Texas Secretary of State Elections

Texas Ethics Commissions

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