Plainview special election canceled after city receives only 1 ballot application

Plainview special election canceled after city receives only 1 ballot application
Eric Hastey will start his term as the District 7 Plainview City Councilman on Nov. 12. (Source: City of Plainview)

PLAINVIEW, Texas (KCBD) - Eric Hastey will return to his District 7 City Council seat in Plainview after being the only person to apply for the spot that was left vacant in late-August by former councilman Oliver Aldape.

Hastey previously served on Plainview’s City Council from 2012-2016. Because Hastey was the only applicant for Aldape’s seat, which was up for re-election in 2020, a special election is no longer needed.

During Hastey’s previous stint as a council member he was seriously injured in a work-related accident after falling 50 feet from near the top of the leg of a building, according to The Plainview Daily Herald. However, he was able to return to work and finish his term.

He will officially take office during the city council’s meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in City Hall at 901 Broadway St.

“We welcome Mr. Hastey back to the City Council,” Mayor Wendell Dunlap, said in a City of Plainview news release. “We look forward to working with you to move Plainview forward.”

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