Candidacy Requirements

  • Application is required.
  • Be a United States citizen. (Texas Election Code)
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age. (Texas Election Code)
  • A qualified voter of the State of Texas (Fredericksburg City Charter),
  • A resident citizen of the City of Fredericksburg and shall have been such resident citizen of the City of Fredericksburg for a period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding his election (Fredericksburg City Charter), 
  • Shall not be indebted to the City of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg City Charter),
  • However, that any person with the above qualifications, except as the residence, who shall have been a resident for a period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding his election of any of the territory not formerly within the corporate limits of said city, but which is annexed under the provisions of this charter, shall be eligible for said office (Fredericksburg City Charter).
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which not pardoned. (Texas Election Code)

The Fredericksburg City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, unless Monday is a holiday and then the meeting will be held the following day.  Agendas are posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act which requires at least 72 hours notice on the City's Official bulletin board at City Hall and on the City's website.