Texas Local Government Code - Section 23.026. Regular Term Of Office
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§ 23.026. REGULAR TERM OF OFFICE. (a) The mayor,
aldermen, and marshal of the municipality are elected for a term of
one year unless a longer term is established under Subsection (b) or
under Article XI, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution.
(b) In lieu of one-year terms of office, the governing body
may provide by ordinance for two-year staggered terms of office for
the mayor and aldermen. If the governing body adopts the ordinance,
the mayor and two aldermen serve for a term of two years. The two
aldermen who serve two-year terms are determined by drawing lots at
the first meeting of the governing body following the annual
municipal election held after the ordinance is adopted. The
remaining aldermen hold office for an initial term of one year.
Thereafter, all members of the governing body serve for a term of
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Last modified: August 11, 2007