Candidates interested in throwing their hats into races for city council or school board elections can pick up applications from municipal and ISD offices beginning Wednesday.
The filing period for the May 2 election is from Jan. 15 to Feb. 14, with a 5 p.m. final deadline that day for filing, according to state election law.
In Jacksonville, two seats are up for election on the local city council, representing District 2 and District 4, while Jacksonville ISD also has two seats – Place 3 and Place 4 – up for election.
Other races include:
• Alto City Council – three seats;
• Alto ISD – two seats;
• Bullard –
• Bullard ISD – Places 1, 2 and 3;
• Cuney – the mayor's seat, as well as Place 2 and Place 4 on the council;
• Gallatin – two seats with terms expiring this year, along with a vacant seat on the council. Applications are available from City Secretary Donna Morris, 903-810-0204;
• New Summerfield – three seats are up for election, including that of mayor;
• New Summerield ISD – two seats on the school board;
• Reklaw – three seats, including that of mayor, are up for election;
• Rusk: City council seats for districts 3, 4 and 5 are up for election;
• Rusk ISD – two seats, along with one seat for an unexpired term, are open to candidate filing;
• Troup – City Council places 2 and 5 are up for election;
• Troup ISD – Places 1, 2 and 3, along with Place 4 (for the remainder of a 2019 appointment) are up for election;
• Wells – four positions – including that of mayor – are up for election; and
• Wells ISD – three seats are up for election.