The city representatives eligible for reelection had not filed to run again as of early Friday, just days before the candidate filing deadline — though one said she plans to file.
Isabel Salcido, who kicked off her campaign at a restaurant in her district Wednesday, told El Paso Matters she will file her paperwork by Friday afternoon.
City reps. Cissy Lizarraga and Claudia Rodriguez could not be reached for comment as to whether they plan to seek a second term.
The deadline to file an application for a spot on the Nov. 8 general election ballot is 5 p.m. Monday.
The other council seat on the ballot is District 1, where Rep. Peter Svarzbein is ineligible to run as he’s serving his second term.
Lizarraga, who represents District 8 in Downtown and parts of West El Paso, has not filed any paperwork related to the upcoming election – including a campaign treasurer designation.
That filing is the first step needed to run for public office as it allows candidates to begin raising money.
Rodriguez, who represents a portion of the East Side and a slice of the Lower Valley in District 6, and Salcido, who represents District 5 in Far East El Paso, have filed treasurer designations.
Rodriguez held a kick-off fundraiser Monday, according to her campaign Facebook page.
Lizarraga has about $27,000 for her campaign, according to the most recent July finance report. Salcido has $34,000 on hand, in addition to the $6,000 she raised between January and July, while Rodriguez has $400 and raised $2,500.
Several other candidates have filed for the four open seats.
Lizarraga would be running for her second full term after filling an unexpired term vacated by former city Rep. Cortney Niland, who resigned in 2017.
Lizarraga’s legislative aide, Chris Canales, filed a campaign treasurer designation for District 8 in July, but has yet to file for a place on the ballot, according to city records. Canales has not returned a call for comment as to whether he plans to run for his boss’ seat.
Richard Wright, who unsuccessfully sought the District 8 seat in 2018, has submitted both a treasurer designation and the required application for a spot on the ballot. Cruz Morales and Bettina Olivares have filed campaign treasurer designations.
Former state Rep. Joe Pickett and Richard Genera have filed treasurer designations for District 5, where Salcido is serving her first term. Felix Munoz filed his application and campaign treasurer designation.
Former state Rep. Art Fierro, Cristian Botello and incumbent Rodriguez, who is serving her first term, have filed campaign treasurer designations for the District 6 seat. Fierro and Botello also filed the ballot application. Benjamin Leyva filed his application and designated a campaign treasurer.
In the West Side’s District 1, Analisa Cordova Silverstein, Erin Tague, Brian Kennedy and Dave Jones filed campaign treasurer designations and ballot applications. Deliris Montanez Berrios filed a campaign treasurer designation.
Those elected in November will take office in January and serve a four-year term. The mayor’s term, as well as the four other city representatives’ terms, end in 2025.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11. Early voting begins Oct. 24.