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Ord 032-2003 4/1/2003t ORDINANCE NO. �" oUS ORDINANCE DECLARING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES AS ELECTED TO THE AT -LARGE AND DISTRICT 2 POSITIONS AND DECLARING THOSE TWO ELECTIONS CANCELED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 2 OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the City Clerk has submitted to the City Council a Certification of Unopposed Candidates in the At -Large and District 2 races; and WHEREAS, the City Clerk has certified that there are no write -in candidates for those offices under applicable law; and WHEREAS, the City Clerk has certified that there is no proposition to appear on the ballot; and WHEREAS, Chapter 2 of the Texas Election Code provides for the cancellation of elections under certain conditions. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Arthur Beatrice Williams is declared elected to the Office of Councilor at Large for a two -year term, and James Esther, Jr. is declared elected to the Office of Councilor District 2 for a two -year term. SECTION 2. Under this declaration, the elections for the At -Large position and the District 2 position are canceled. SECTION 3. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this Ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 15t day of April 2003. ATTEST: CITY CLERK Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 2.051- 2.053, Texas Election Code 5/02 CERTIFICATION OF UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES (CER TIFICA CION DE CANDIDATOS UNICOS) To: City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas (Al: Consejal de la ciudad de Wichita Falls, Texas) As the authority responsible for having the official ballot prepared, I hereby certify that the following candidates are unopposed for election to office for the municipal election scheduled to be held on May 3, 2003 . (Como autoridad a cargo de la preparacion de la boleta de votacion official, por la presente certifico que los siguientes candidatos son candidatos unicos para eleccion para un cargo en la eleccion municipal que se llevara Cabo el 3 de mayo 2003_.) List offices and names of candidates: (Lista de cargos y nombres de los candidatos.) Offices (Cargos) Councilor at Large (Consejal en General) Councilor District 2 (Consejal Distrito 2) LAU) Signat t e (Firma) Lydia Torres Printed name (Nombre en letra de molde) City Clerk (Actuaria de la Ciudad) Title (Puesto) March 26, 2003 (26 de marzo 2003) Date of signing (Fecha de firma) Candidates ( Candidatos) Arthur Bea Williams James Esther, Jr. (SEAL) Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 2.051- 2.053, Texas Election Code ORDER OF CANCELLATION (ORDEN DE CANCELACION) The City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas hereby cancels the At -Large and District 2 elections scheduled to be held on May 3, 2003 in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Texas Election Code. The following candidates have been certified as unopposed and are hereby elected as follows: (El Consejal de la ciudad de Wichita Falls, Texas por la presente cancela la eleccion que, de to contrario, se hubiera celebrado el 3 de mayo 2003 de conformidad, con la Seccion 2.053(a) del Codigo de Eleccciones de Texas. Los siguientes candidatos han sido certificados como candidatos unicos y por la presente quedan elegidos como se haya indicado a continuacion.) Candidate ( Candidato) Arthur Bea Williams James Esther, Jr. Mayor (Alcalde) City Clerk (Actuarial de la Ciudad) April 1, 2003 0 de abril 2003) Date of adoption (Fecha de adopcion) Office Sought (Cargo al que presenta candidatura) Councilor at Large (Consejal en General) Councilor District 2 (Consejal Distrito 2) (Seal)