Date set for Jay Hardaway's last Abilene City Council meeting


ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene City Council will be short one councilman for three months.

Jay Hardaway tells KTXS his last city council meeting will be Jan. 26. Hardaway started Tuesday as district director for Congressman Jodey Arrington, who was sworn-in the same day.

In December, Hardaway told KTXS he is resigning because of the extensive travel required by his new job. He is responsible for engaging with constituents while Arrington is in Washington, D.C. and keeping him in the loop about what is happening back home.

Hardaway's Place 4 seat will remain vacant until the municipal election on May 6.

That will not be the only city council seat up for grabs. Councilman Anthony Williams announced he will run for mayor, the same day Mayor Norm Archibald is not running for re-election. Businessman Robert O. Briley has told KTXS he will also run for mayor.

The first day for candidates to file to be on the ballot is Jan. 18.