Aaron Garcia (right) was sworn in as mayor of Granite Shoals by Municipal Court Judge Frank Reilly on Oct. 11, 2022, after the City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Will Skinner. Garcia was mayor pro tem, a position that automatically assumes the role of mayor if vacated. Although only elected as a councilor in May 2022, he will be back on the ballot in 2023 because of his move to mayor. Staff photo by Dakota Morrissiey
Interested candidates for the Granite Shoals City Council can file to run from Jan. 18 through Feb. 17. The election is May 6.
To qualify for an elected position in Granite Shoals, you must be a registered voter in the city, pass a criminal background check, have no debts to the city, and have resided within the city limits for at least a year.
Pick up an application packet starting Jan. 18 at Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road.
“This is a means to serve your city and volunteer your time,” said Interim City Manager Peggy Smith.
The Place 1 seat is currently held by Mayor Pro-Tem Ron Munos, who is serving his second term. Place 3 Councilor Samantha Ortis is finishing out her first term.
Councilors Steve Hougen of Place 4 and Phil Ort of Place 6 were re-elected in 2022 and will not be on the 2023 ballot. Although Mayor Garcia was also elected in May, his move into that position from Place 2 in October puts him back on the ballot in 2023.