Summary of Writ
- On Jan. 20, Mayor Linda Anthony filed an application to be placed on the ballot to run for re-election. The City Secretary accepted her application.
- On February 24, after the deadline for write-in candidates to file for a place on the ballot, Anthony received notice that the opposing candidate for the mayoral position had challenged Anthony’s application because she had not listed her occupation on her ballot application.
- Mayor Anthony has been retired for many years and has no occupation. She has been the mayor of West Lake Hills for the past six years as an unpaid public servant.
- The City Secretary who accepted Mayor Anthony’s application to run for re-election has now rejected that same application.
- Mayor Anthony has been left with no recourse but to sue the City Secretary to get her name on the ballot and ensure that residents of the city are given the opportunity to choose their mayor.
- Denying the voters of West Lake Hills the opportunity to choose their own mayor by keeping Mayor Anthony off the ballot violates the Election Code.