Mayor Officially Files for May Election
Mayor Bob Fry has officially filed for the May 11 general election.
He is running for re-election as West U’s mayor.
“My plan has always been to stand for re-election. I have led a council very effective in listening to our citizens and maintaining the highest level of customer service from all city employees and elected officials,” Fry said in a statement. “I believe my commitment to service to our community over a long period makes me the best person to continue to lead the city as mayor.”
When asked what he would like to accomplish if re-elected to a second term as mayor, Fry said the council does not have a lot of upcoming issues to deal with.
“We’re in good shape,” he said.
Fry started his own marine transportation company when he was 30 years old and is still working as a consultant.
Fry has lived in West U with his wife Jo Ann since 1986. They raised their two daughters in West U.
West U residents will elect a mayor and council on May 11. They will also vote on proposed amendments to the city’s charter, including changing council’s term limits from two terms to three.
The first day to file was Wednesday, Jan. 30. The last day to file is March 1 by 5 p.m. and the last day to withdraw is March 4 by 5 p.m.
Applications and accompanying documents can be picked up from City Secretary Thelma Lenz’s office in city hall, 3800 University Blvd.