Dead Candidate

Voters in Texas village to choose between dead mayor and ex-mayor

Voters in a Texas town have a decision to make about the mayor -- elect the previous one, or the dead one.

Hedwig Village Mayor Dee Srinivasan died from heart disease last month, but supporters are still trying to win Saturday's election and ensure former Mayor Sue Speck doesn't win. Speck lost to Srinivasan in 2001 by 12 votes and has been criticized for her management style. Speck says she won't discuss the campaign out of respect for Srinivasan's family. I

f Srinivasan wins, the City Council could call a special election or appoint an interim mayor who would serve until the next regular municipal election in 2006.