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Candidates Can File For A Place On Rural School Board Election Ballots

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Candidates can now file for a place on 5 rural school board election ballots this fall. The filing period began July 18 and will continue through Aug. 17. Cumby, Miller Grove, North Hopkins, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff and Yantis school districts are all scheduled to hold school board elections on Nov. 3.

Cumby ISD

At Cumby ISD, candidate applications are available for two seats on the school board in the Administration Offices from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17. Currently, Marsha Krotky and Kenny Campbell are serving in those seats on the board. The trustees seats are at-large and for a full 3-year term.

Miller Grove ISD

Miller Grove ISD has four seats on the school board up for election this year. Those seats are currently held by Clark May, John Wilbur, Doug Hall, Eric Mabe. Applications are available from 8 to 4 p.m. weekdays in the High School office. Applications must be notarized and returned no later than the close of business on Aug. 17. All four seats are for a full 4-year term and members are elected at-large.

North Hopkins ISD

Candidate filing for two seats on North Hopkins ISD school board will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17 in NHISD Administration Building. Currently, those seats are held by David James and Brian Lewis. The seats are at-large for a full term on the board.

Saltillo ISD

Candidate applications for Saltillo ISD Board of Trustees election are available during regular business hours through 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the school office. Up for election are Place 1, Place 3 and Place 5 on the school board. The places are for 4-year terms. Currently serving in those seats are Marks Sustaire, Place 1; Chad Neal, Place 3; and Randy Johnson, Place 5. Declaration of write-in candidacy must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 21, and should a candidate choose to withdraw from the election, a certificate of withdrawal must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

To be eligible to file candidacy in the Saltillo ISD school board election, the applicant must be 18 years old; have been a Texas resident since Aug. 20, 2019 and a Saltillo ISD resident since Feb. 21, 2020; and be a registered voter prior to the Nov. 3 election. The candidate receiving the most votes in the Nov. 3 election will win that place on the board.

Sulphur Bluff ISD

Candidates may file for a spot on the Nov. 3 Sulphur Bluff ISD Board of Trustees election ballot Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 17. Applications are available in the school office. There will be four at-large 4-year term seats on the ballot.

Yantis ISD

Yantis ISD was scheduled to hold an election on May 2, but that, like many things was affected by COVID-19. Yantis ISD Board of Trustees in a special meeting March 30 officially postponed the May 2 trustees election until Nov. 3. That was just ahead of the Secretary of State Elections Officer’s email notifying local election officials that the May 2 elections should be postponed due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring people to remain at home unless at an essential job or essential tasks such as grocery shopping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

When filing closed in February, incumbents Jennifer McKeever and Melissa Stephens were challenged by Teresa Starrett and Jennifer Larkin for their seats on the school board.

Sulphur Springs ISD


SSISD Board of Trustees‘ May 2 election was cancelled at the March board meeting, ahead of the COVID-19 changes to planned elections. The incumbents were the only candidates to file for the May 2020 election. Because they were unopposed for the two seats, the election was not necessary.

Como-Pickton CISD

Como-Pickton CISD Board of Trustees will also not be conducting a school board election. CPCISD traditionally holds elections in May during odd numbered years only. Como-Pickton isn’t scheduled to have another board of trustees election until Saturday, May 1, 2021. The first day to file an application will be Jan. 13, 2021.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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