I just left Town Hall, where a drawing was held to determine the order of names on the May 12 ballot. The first name Highland Park voters will see on the list of mayoral candidates will be a familiar one to readers of this blog: Sam Tamborello. He'll be followed by Joel Williams.
Missing from the ballot will be the incumbent, Mayor Bill Seay, who could have run for a third term but has decided to retire, said town secretary Gayle Kirby.
Highland Park DPS Sgt. Wayne Kilmer and I had the honor of drawing numbers for the order of the Town Council ballot, and since that race won't be contested, I didn't think I was violating any kind of journalistic ethics by participating. Incumbents Andrew Barr, Will Beecherl, Larry Nixon, and Stephen Rogers will be joined by newcomer Bob Carter. Gail Madden is leaving the council due to term limits.