Mesquite City Council Seeks Applicants

To Fill Vacant Seat

Mesquite City Council Seeks Applicants

November 6, 2020

The Mesquite City Clerk is currently accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Mesquite City Council created by the election of Annie Black to the State Legislature.

Online applications can be found on the City’s website ( and are due by Monday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Here is the direct link to the application,

City Council Application

The process for filling the vacancy is set forth in the Mesquite Municipal Code 1-7-3. The code states that when a vacancy occurs, the city is to accept applications and then distribute them to the Mayor and City Council. At a public meeting, the elected officials will decide whether the vacancy will be filled by appointment from the applicants or by special election.

The term of the seat would be for the duration of Annie Black’s term (expires in November 2022).

In order to apply for the seat, individuals must be a resident of the City of Mesquite for at least one year preceding the appointment. Second, individuals must be a qualified elector (i.e. at least eighteen (18)years of age and a citizen of the United States). Finally, individuals must not be a debtor to the City.

If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (702) 346-5295 during normal business hours or via email at


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