Friday, August 26, 2016

Morgan Candidate to Replace Robinson

Businessman and Army veteran Sam Morgan is a candidate to replace City Rep Carl Robinson on city council in the next municipal election. 

Robinson is termed out and cannot run for the office again. 

Morgan could be facing former Mayor and NE City Rep John Cook, who has mentioned a couple of times that he was considering a run for his old seat. 

I saw this event advertised on social media this week so its pretty clear that Morgan has formalized his long-rumored candidacy for the seat. 


Traditionally the Labor Day breakfast normal is the starting pistol for races in the primary cycle but it looks like it has become the springboard for candidates in the next municipal election. Don't be surprised if you start hearing about more and more candidates throwing their hats in the ring. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm new to El Paso and Texas. Is using a government building "Northeast Regional Command" to hold a political function allowed in TX??

The Lion Star said...

Yes. They have a community room that is routinely used for campaign purposes, forums, partisan functions, etc.

Mirian said...

John Cook can't run again. It's a lifetime term limit. He had served two full terms before he ran for mayor and ran for two terms.

The Lion Star said...

He apparently has an opinion that says he can. Don't know the details though. Let me see what I can find out.

Michael Apodaca said...

City Charter Section 2.2C. Limitation. No Mayor or Representative may hold such office for more than a total of ten years throughout their lifetime. - I would like to see what he has that says otherwise....

Anonymous said...

Cook's first term was before the term limits amendment was voted for, so maybe that term doesn't count? And that was a 2-year term under the old system.

And I'm pretty sure it's no more than 10 years for mayor, and no more than 10 years for city council. I don't think it's a combined limit, or if so he's already violated that when he got re-elected in 2009.