The City usually holds an election on the 1st Saturday in May. Generally, on even years, three of the City’s 5 Council seats are up for election, while on odd years, the other two seats and the Mayor’s seat are up.
On March 1, 2019, the Glen Rose City Council cancelled the Regular Election scheduled for the election of municipal officers because the number of candidates for Mayor and for Council were equal to the number of seats up for election. On Friday May 10th at 8:30 a.m., Pam Miller will be sworn in as Mayor and Johnny Martin and Rhonda Hawthorne will be sworn in as Council Members for the 2019-2021 Term.
At the Special Election on May 4, 2019 where citizens were provided an opportunity to vote either “for” or “against” a measure eliminating the Glen Rose Economic Development Corporation 4B 1/2% Sales Tax and increasing the Municipal Sales Tax by 1/2% to 1 1/2%, the proposition passed by a vote of 51 “for” and 35 “against”. The total local sales tax rate will not change, but the way the money can be spent will change. The tax reallocation will go into effect on October 1, 2019.