The Town of Fairview operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Town Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers that are volunteers elected at-large.

According to the Town of Fairview Charter, no person shall serve as Mayor for more than three successive terms, and no person shall serve as Councilmember for more than three successive terms. Their term of office shall be for a period of two years or any portion thereof.

2017 Election Results

As all of the Town’s candidates for Mayor and Town Council in 2017 were unopposed after both the filing for a place on the ballot and the write-in candidate deadlines, at the Council meeting on March 7, 2017, the Town Council was able to cancel the Town’s regular May election for 2017. All the unopposed candidates were declared elected to their new office effective Saturday, May 6, 2017 (general election day in Texas).

Mayor Darion Culbertson was reelected to his third term as Mayor of the Town of Fairview; he will be term-limited from further consecutive reelection in May 2019.

Seat 1 will be filled by a new member of the Town Council, Bill Nicol. Nicol resides in Heritage Ranch; he has been a member of the Town’s EDC/CDC Board of Directors since 2014. Current Seat 1, Councilmember Ron Samuels will be retiring from his seat after serving the Town for the past four years.

Seat 3 will be filled by Henry Lessner. Lessner previously served on the Council in Seat 4 for six consecutive years from 2010 to 2016 including four years as Mayor Pro Tem. Current Seat 4, Councilmember Frank O’Reilly is moving from the Town of Fairview after serving on the Council for the past four years.

Finally, sitting Councilmember Paul Hendricks was also unopposed for Council Seat 5 and has been reelected to his third term on the Council; he will be term-limited from further consecutive reelection in May 2019.

The Town, the Town Staff as well as the rest of the Town Council would like to thank Councilmembers Samuels and O’Reilly for their years of dedicated service to the Town of Fairview. For more information about the election results, please visit the Town Elections page on

Access the County-wide official 2017 election results


Council Term Expirations

  • Seats 2, 4, 6 - May 2018
  • Mayor and Seats 1, 3, 5 - May 2019

Learn more about the Town's current Mayor and Councilmembers.

Council Qualifications

According to the Town of Fairview Charter Section 3.02, a Town Council candidate must:

  • Be a qualified voter of the town
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Have resided in the town no less than twelve months immediately preceding election day
  • Meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code
  • Continually reside within the town during the term of office