Hawkins, Engelbrecht file in Denton

Joey Hawkins made it official Tuesday afternoon, filing his application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for District 4, which covers most of southwestern Denton.

The owner of Jupiter House Coffee appointed a campaign treasurer earlier this month and confirmed his intent to run after a meet-and-greet reception for him at the home of Mayor Pro Tem Pete Kamp.

Current council member Jim Engelbrecht also filed for his third run at the dais, as the representative for District 3, which covers west Denton. He appointed Arthur Leake as his campaign treasurer.

All four district seats are up for election on the Denton City Council. Find the maps here.

During yesterday’s planning meeting, Council member Dalton Gregory also indicated he plans on running, although he has not filed any paperwork. For the second time this month, he asked for guidance from the city attorney how to answer questions for propositions that may be on the spring ballot.

(Don’t look for a bond election, but there may be a charter election to give the city the authority to sell natural gas — as a utility — in the industrial park on Denton’s west side.)

Council member Kevin Roden, who represents District 1, made a special distinction during the meeting yesterday to Gregory and Engelbrecht with a particular helping verb — saying he “may run” for council. No hints yet on Twitter or his blog.