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Longtime resident and local banker David Baskett files for Stephenville City Council.

David Baskett has filed to run for city council. He is pictured with city secretary Staci King at City Hall.

Longtime Stephenville resident David Baskett has filed to run for place 1 on the Stephenville City Council, currently held by Mark McClinton who announced last week that he will not seek another term.

“I respect Mark McClinton and think he has been a real asset to the community,” Baskett told Beneath the Surface News. “He is leaving some big shoes to fill, and I am excited to take on the challenge of serving on the city council.”

Baskett is the branch manager of Home Soon, a local mortgage company located in downtown Stephenville.

“This is my hometown and I love it,” he said. “I am excited about all the great things happening here and looking forward to what’s coming next.”


Councilmen Ricky Thurman (place 5) and Gerald Cook (place 7) are both up for re-election and have filed for another term.

Nick Robinson (place 3) is also stepping aside when his term is up in May, and Daron Trussell has filed to run for the spot.

The deadline to file for a place on the May 1 ballot is Friday, Feb 12.

Click here for an application.


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