District Five Election Canceled in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Also on the agenda in Odessa was the upcoming election to replace Councilman Mike Sanchez's vacated seat.

Since the seat opened, only one person has put his name in the hat.

Mayor Larry Melton tells NewsWest 9, Benjamin Velasquez is the sole candidate, so there's no need for the election.

Mayor Melton says they'll swear in Velasquez at their June 9th meeting.