By Brenda Sommer
Races are heating up for open spots on Mexia City Council and the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees as the final week of filing for the May 7 local elections begins.
There are three positions open on the council and three spots available on the school board.
Open seats in the May 7 city election are those of District 2, held by Laura Rothrock, Arthur Busby in District 5 and District 6 member Bobby Jack Liles.
Rothrock, a retired school teacher, has been on the council, off and on, since 1986. She has drawn an opponent, Blanca Rivera, who is a homemaker.
Busby, who works at XTO Energy, first took office in 2002. As of Friday, he had no opponent.
There are three candidates for the District 6 spot.
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