Lubbock City Council to Swear In New Members, Call Runoff Election

Lubbock City Council will hold an Oath of Office ceremony on May 14 for newly elected members and Municipal Court Judge. A runoff election for Mayor and Council Member District 2 will take place on June 15.

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Lubbock City Council to Swear In New Members, Call Runoff Election

Lubbock City Council to Swear In New Members, Call Runoff Election

The City of Lubbock is set to host an Oath of Office ceremony for the newly elected members of the Lubbock City Council and Municipal Court Judge on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The swearing-in will take place in the City Council Chambers at Citizens Tower, located at 1314 Avenue K, with parking available in the garage to the south of the building.

Prior to the Oath of Office ceremony, the Lubbock City Council will convene for their regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. During this session, the council will canvass the votes from the May 4 Municipal Elections and recognize the outgoing members for their service.

Why this matters: The Oath of Office ceremony marks a significant transition in the city's governance, as new leaders take office to shape the future of Lubbock. The outcome of the runoff election will have a lasting impact on the city's policies and development, affecting the daily lives of its citizens.

Following the conclusion of the regular meeting, the council will adjourn before reconvening for the swearing-in ceremony at 5:00 p.m. The newly elected members of the Lubbock City Council and Municipal Court Judge will take their Oaths of Office during this special session.

In addition to the Oath of Office ceremony, the Lubbock City Council will also call for a runoff election for the positions of Mayor and Council Member District 2. The runoff election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with early voting running from June 3 to June 11.

The Oath of Office ceremony marks the beginning of a new term for the elected officials, who will serve the citizens of Lubbock in their respective roles on the City Council and Municipal Court. The runoff election in June will determine the final composition of the council for the upcoming term.