City of Hallsville City Council
City of Hallsville City Council – Pictured left to right: Alderman Frankie Dunagan, Alderman Charlie Hunt, Mayor Steve Eitelman, Alderman Brandon Sheffield, Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Herrington. Not pictured Alderman Mike Bailey
City Council Duties
- Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Hallsville.
- Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
- Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
- Responds to constituents’ concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
- Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services.
Jesse Casey was elected Mayor on November 7, 2017 to serve a two (2) year term. Jesse grew up in Hallsville and was an Honor Graduate from Hallsville HS in 1979. He graduated from UT Tyler in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and received his Masters of Education with Mid-Management certification from SFA in 1999. That year he moved back to Hallsville to serve as an Administrator in the Hallsville school system after being a Math teacher and Coach for 16 years.
His wife Melissa works for Hallsville Schools/Harrison County Co-op as Assistive Technology Manager. All three of his children graduated from Hallsville HS. Luke in 2003, Carly in 2013 and Jacob in 2015.
Jesse retired from Public Education in December 2017 after 35 years experience. He looks forward to serving the Hallsville community and its citizens. He has a desire to give back to the community that he loves.
Mr. Herrington is a long time East Texas resident who moved his family to Hallsville in 2005. He has been a banker for 15+ years, and he currently serves as Senior Vice President at Guaranty Bank & Trust in Hallsville. He is married to Lori Herrington, and they have 3 children, daughter Nichole, an sons Stefan and David. Dan is an active community member. He is a member of Longview AMBUC’s for 10+ years, and he is a Praise & Worship Leader at First United Methodist Church in Hallsville. He enjoys sailing, youth sports, and music. He plays at local venues with his bands, Anchor Down and Leap of Faith. Mr. Herrington was elected to the City Council in 2015.
Mr. Hunt has been a resident of Hallsville since 2008. He is a Senior Chemical Engineer at Eastman Chemical in Longview. He has been married to Laura Hunt for 33 years, and they have four children and one grandchild. Charlie is active in the community as a Rotarian and a Lion’s Club member. As a Rotarian, he organizes the Longview ISD backpack program, which serves over 400 children weekly. He has served as a Baptist Deacon since 1994. Charlie served as a Hallsville ISD Trustee prior to being elected to the Hallsville Alderman position in 2015.