The local elections scheduled for May 4 will go on as planned after two new candidates filed before the deadline.

The position of Commerce Mayor and three seats on the Commerce ISD Board of Trustees are up for reelection.

It was looking like both elections might be called off, as only the incumbents had filed for each as of Tuesday this week. This was a far cry from the recent special election for an open City Council seat, which saw six candidates run for the single spot.

But two new candidates managed to file in the final days before the Friday cutoff date.

For Commerce Mayor, incumbent Wyman Williams will go up against Glenn Davis. In the CISD races, incumbent Gabe Wittkopf will run against new candidate Elva Resendez for Place 2 on the board.

Incumbents Kathleen Hooten and Dr. Ray Green ran unopposed for reelection to Place 1 and Place 3, respectively.

The last day to register to vote in the election is April 4. Early voting will be held on weekdays from April 22 to 30 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with extended voting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 23 and 25.

May 4 is election day at Commerce City Hall, located at 1119 Alamo Street.

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