Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against City Over Term Limits Amendment

District Court Judge John Neill ruled Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the City of Arlington over a recent City Charter amendment that established term limits for the Mayor and City Council.

The City of Arlington filed a motion in the 352nd District Court to dismiss the lawsuit, which sought to invalidate the charter amendment approved by Arlington voters in November. As a result of the judge’s decision, the City’s election plans can proceed unchanged.

In Arlington, the mayor and the eight City Council members are elected to serve two-year terms. The mayor or any council member can serve up to three elected terms. A person can also serve up to 12 years in total as council member (six years) and mayor (six years).

Filing for the May 4, 2019, election began on Jan. 16 and ends this Friday. The District 3, District 4, District 5 and District 8 City Council seats, along with the mayor’s seat, are on the ballot. The District 4, 5 and 8 races will not include incumbents.

For the May 2020 election, the District 1, District 2, District 6 and District 7 City Council seats will be on the ballot. The District 2 and 6 races will not include incumbents.

Click here to learn more about the Arlington City Council districts.


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