City Elections

The City Secretary is the Chief Election Official and is responsible for the administration of all city elections. The City of Hewitt conducts a general election on the first Saturday in May of each year. There are seven council members. Each council member serves a two-year term.

2019-2020 Hewitt City Council

 Name  Title  Email  Phone
Charles "Charlie" Turner  Mayor 254.709.3614
Wilbert "Walky" Wachtendorf Mayor Pro Tem 254.709.3989
Bill Fuller Council Member 254.709.3998
VACANT Council Member

Erica Bruce Council Member  254.709.4050
Steve Fortenberry Council Member 254.709.0030
Michael S. Bancale Council Member

Upcoming General & Special Election -  November 3, 2020

The Hewitt City Council voted to postponed the May 2, 2020 General and Special Election to November 3, 2020, as provided and recommended by Governor Abbott's Proclamation dated March 18, 2020.

Resolution ordering November 3, 2020 General & Special Election
May 2, 2020 General & Special Election - Postponed
Governor Abbott's Proclamation

 In 2020, Council Members from Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 3 have terms expiring. The following Council Members terms expire:

Wilbert “Walky” Wachtendorf
Bill Fuller
Steve Fortenberry

There will be a Special Election to be held in conjunction with the General Election to fill a vacancy in Ward 2.

Click on this link Election Ward Map to find out what ward you live in. To be qualified to run for a place on the ballot, one must live in the Ward that they wish to serve; however, registered voters who live in the city of Hewitt may vote for any and all positions on the ballot. For questions regarding city elections, call the City Secretary at 666-6171 or email.

Polling location for the the May 2020 election to be determined. McLennan County Vote Centers


Notice of Deadline to File for Place on Ballot - May 2, 2020
Resolution Ordering May 2, 2020 Joint General Election
Candidates Filed - May 2, 2020 General & Special Election
Notice of Joint General Election - May 2, 2020


Steve Fortenberry - CFR - 9-25 -2020

Ed Passalugo - CFR - 10-12-2020

​City of Hewitt General Election - May 1, 2021

The next General Election for Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, and At-large will be held on May 1, 2021. Filing information will be provided as soon election calendar is prepared. 

eligibility requirements per City Charter (Sec. 2.4)

  • United States citizens
  • 18 years of age
  • Registered voter of the State of Texas
  • Resident of the City for one year prior to election

Per Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in the state continuously for the previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

For past election history, view the City of Hewitt Election Register.