LeAnn Durfey joins race for Stephenville City Council, citing need for ‘female voice.’


LeAnn Durfey and city secretary Staci King.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


The race is on.


Place 1 became the first contested race for Stephenville City Council when LeAnn Durfey filed on Wednesday to run against David Baskett.


Durfey is a Stephenville native and mother of four who says one of the biggest things lacking on the city council is a female perspective.

“I firmly believe there should be a woman on the city council; we need representation,” LeAnn told Beneath the Surface News. “There are a lot of things happening in Stephenville over the next two years and I want to have a say in it.”


LeAnn was born and raised in Stephenville. She co-owns and operates Everything Shredded, a mobile shredding business new to Stephenville.


The deadline to file for a place on the May 1 ballot is Friday.


Here’s a look at how the other city council races are taking shape:

• Place 1 is currently help by Mayor Pro Tem Mark McClinton who is not seeking another term.


• Councilman Nick Robinson, place 3, is also not seeking re-election. Daron Trussell has filed to run for that place, and so far, has no opponent.


• Councilman Ricky Thurman, place 5, has filed for re-election. (No opponent.)


• Councilman Gerald Cook, place 7, has filed for re-election. (No opponent.)