Texas Attorney General Opinion: LO89-25 Page: 1 of 2
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TlE ATTOtNEY (ZENRAXIl
J i . I AT TOX
AVr0NV GENERAL March 16, 1989
Honorable Nick Perez
Texas State Representative
P. O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78769 LO-89-25
Dear Representative Perez:
You have asked about the application of sections 23.023
and 23.025 of the Local Government Code to the newly
incorporated Horizon City, Texas. You tell us that the area
was incorporated and held its initial election of officers
pursuant to section 23.021 of the Local Government Code on
October 22, 1988.
Your questions concern the length of term served by the
initial officers and the date of the next regular municipal
election. Local Government Code section 23.023(a) provides:
(a) After the initial election, the
election for the mayor, aldermen, and marshal
shall be held annually, except as otherwise
provided by law, on an authorized uniform
election date as provided by Chapter 41,
Section 41.001 of the Election Code provides three
uniform election dates for political subdivisions holding
annual elections. Those dates are the third Saturday in
January, the first Saturday in May, and the second Saturday
in August. Therefore, under Local Government Code section
23.023, the annual elections of Horizon City must occur on
one of these three uniform dates.
Your questions are prompted by language in Local
Government Code section 23.026 which provides for a one-year
term of office for municipal officers. You ask whether the
officers elected at the initial election must serve a
one-year tern ending on October 22, 1989, or whether an
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