Candidate Filing Now Open For May 7 Sulphur Springs City Council, Sulphur Springs ISD & Yantis ISD School Board Elections

All 3 Incumbents Seeking Reelection To Sulphur Springs ISD Board Of Trustees

Candidate filing for the May 7 school and municipal elections opened Wednesday morning and will continue during business hours through Feb. 18, 2022.

Sulphur Springs ISD School Board

All three incumbents — Craig Roberts, Leesa Toliver, John Prickette — filed candidate applications first thing Wednesday morning seeking reelection to their three seats on Sulphur Springs ISD school board.

Incumbents Craig Roberts, Leesa Toliver and John Prickette fie applications on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at the start of filing for a place on the May 7, 2022 Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees Election ballot.

Craig Roberts was elected to the board in 2019, and selected by the board members in 2020 to serve as vice president. Roberts is a regional chairman of Guaranty Bank & Trust in Sulphur Springs.

Leesa Toliver Leesa Toliver has served on the school board since 2013.  She previously served as Secretary, Vice President, and President and is a TASB Master Trustee. She is a retired SSISD administrator.  She currently actively volunteers in the community.

John Prickette was appointed to the school board in 2012 to carry out the unexpired term of resigned board member, Foy Williams, and has continued to be reelected to the board since 2013.  He previously served as vice president and president of the school board. Prickette is vice president of sales and marketing for Grocery Supply Company in Sulphur Springs.

SSISD

Candidate filing for a place on the May 7, 2022 Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees Election ballot will continue from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Feb. 18, 2022,  in SSISD Tax Office, located inside SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

The three candidates receiving the most votes in the May 7 SSISD Board of Trustees Election will be elected to a full three-year term each.

Eligibility qualifications to run for a seat on SSISD school board can be found on the school district website in Policy BBA(LEGAL). A Candidate’s Guide to Primary and General Elections can be found by clicking here.

Additional questions may be directed to SSISD Tax Assessor/Collector/Election Official Sandra Gibby at 903-885-2153, ext. 1111.

Sulphur Springs City Council

Candidate filing for Places 4 and Place 5 on the May 7, 2022, Sulphur Springs City Council Election ballot also opened Wednesday morning. Currently, Freddie Taylor serves in Place 4 and Gary Spraggins in Place 5.

Candidate filing for both three-year term seats on the May 7 City Council Election ballot will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, at Sulphur Springs Municipal Building (City Hall), 201 North Davis St. Mail applications for a place on the ballot may be mailed to City Secretary/Elections Officer Natalie Darrow at 125 South Davis St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; or emailed to [email protected].

To be eligible to run for a seat on the City Council, the prospective candidate must be a
qualified voter of the State of Texas, resided continuously in the State of Texas and the City of Sulphur Springs for 12 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a
place on the ballot.

Other qualifications include:

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  • Must be a citizen of the United States eligible to hold such office under the constitution
    and laws of this state;
  • Must not be mentally incompetent as determined by a court;
  • Must not be convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or had full rights of citizenship restored by other official action;
  • Must be 18 years of age or older on the commencement of the term to be filled;
  • Must not hold any other public office in which he/she was elected for and/or be a member of a board directly appointed by the City Council on the commencement of the term to be filled;
  • City taxes must be paid to current; and
  • Have knowledge of the nepotism law summary.

Yantis ISD School Board

Yantis ISD has scheduled a May 7, 2022 Election for the two places on the school board currently held by Jeff Quinn and April Johnson. The seats are both for a full three-year term on the school board; trustees are elected at large, so the two candidates receiving the most votes in the election will be elected to the board.

Candidate applications may be filed with Kristi Beech in the YISD Administration Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday- Friday through Feb. 18, 2022.

In order to be eligible to file candidacy for Yantis ISD Board of Trustees, the candidate must:

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.
  3. Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities [but see Ineligibility below].
  5. Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
    • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot.
    • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in.
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
  6. Be registered to vote in YISD.

Author: Faith Huffman

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