DeSoto Council Sets Feb 2 Special Election to Fill Out Fallen Mayor's Term

DeSoto, TX - With the sudden passing of the honorable Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan, the DeSoto City Council has called for a special election on February 2, 2021, to fill her unexpired term. The State of Texas Constitution mandates that the special election be set within 120 days of the vacancy. 

Prospective Candidates Required to File by December 2nd

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the DeSoto City Council unanimously approved the ordinance calling for the special election on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, for Mayor, Place 1 on the City Council.  The action identifies the candidate filing period as Wednesday, November 18, 2020, through Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm.  Applications to run for Mayor will not be accepted after the close of the filing period.  Early voting will begin on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and continue through Friday, January 29, 2021. 

To learn more about this special election including how to apply to run for Mayor visit If you have any questions please contact City Secretary Kisha Morris-Perkins at 972-230-9646 or .


Matt Smith, DeSoto Communications Manager,