Two Elgin seats up for election Posted in: News On the ballot this spring is one contested race each for the Elgin City Council and the Elgin ISD school board. Early voting starts on April 22, with election day on May 4. Brad Jones and James Mark Jones will face off for the Ward 3 seat on the Elgin City Council left vacant by Phillip Thomas, who did not apply for re-election. Ward 1 council member Mary Penson and Ward 2 council member Juan Gonzales are running for re-election unopposed, and Forest Dennis runs unopposed for the Ward 4 seat left vacant by Neil Beyer, who did not apply for ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!