Local candidates set for May 11 election

Correction
The Herald Democrat erred in the spelling of a Savoy City Council candidate’s last name and the number of seats open for election. Steve Perkins is one of seven candidates running for three seats on the Council. Additionally, incumbent Tom Bean Councilor Don Reed did not file for re-election.

Come May 11, local voters will decide who will lead their cities and school districts. For the Sherman Independent School District, the choices are: Andy Morales (i) and Tim Millerick for Place 3; Kate Whitfield (i) and Dorothy Fowler, Place 4; and Kiki Osterman (i), Place 5. The city of Sherman holds its election in November.

While voters in the Denison Independent School District and the city will have new faces representing them, they won’t need to go to the polls to decide on them. All the races for Denison City Council and Denison School Board are unopposed, so they will likely be canceled.

Running from Council are: Michael Baecht, an incumbent, running for Place 4, and Janet Gott, who will replace Councilor Jim McClure representing Place 6, an at-large seat.

The new face on the school board will be Brian Aspell, Ward 5, who is replacing former member Jay Watkins. Watkins resigned recently after moving out of the ward he represented. The familiar faces, who are unopposed are Frances Cameron, Ward 1; David Hawley, Ward 2; and Bruce Hysmith, Ward 4.

A number of other local elections will also be decided on May 11, with many races sending voters to the polls with several candidates to choose from. However, other elections are likely to be canceled since the candidates are unopposed.

Bells city — Gary Martin (i) and Michelle Simpson are running for mayor; Eric Malone (i), Angela LeBlanc (i) and Jeff Cockrill are running for two council seats; and Brad Chear (i) is running for a seat with an unexpired term;

Bells ISD — Paul Richards (i), Max Robertson, Steve Shelby, and Trina Youree (i) are running for the two, at-large seats;

Bonham city — Roy V. Floyd (i) is running for mayor, John Burnett (i) is running for Ward 1, Michael S. Evans (i) is running for Ward 5, and Milton Glenn is running for the at-large position;

Bonham ISD — Dawn Nichols is running in Place 3, Jim Simpson (i) and Michael Williams are running for Place 4, and Todd Orsak is running for Place 5;

Collinsville city — Carrol McKnight is running for mayor, and Keith Bryom (i), Grady Carney (i), Torrey Price and Jon Davidson are running for two council seats;

Collinsville ISD — Justin McDonnell (i) is running for Place 6 and Rebecca Denton (i) is running for Place 7;

Dorchester city — David Smith (i) is running for mayor, and Stanley Stewart (i) and Jimmy Aaron (i) are running for the two council seats;

Gunter city — Lynn Ferguson and Don Anderson are running for mayor; Joanie Baker (i) and current Mayor Mark Merrill are running for Place 2; and Jim Turner is running for Place 4;

Gunter ISD — Rusty Arrington (i), Jeff Banks, L.D. Byrd (i), Kent Lashley and Candy Leonard are running for two, at-large seats;

Howe city — Jeff Stanley (i) is running for mayor, and Dale Rideout (i), Debbie Lowery and Bill French are running for two, at-large council seats;

Howe ISD — Greg Akins (i) and Scott Renfro (i) are running for the two, at-large seats;

Knollwood — Ron Harris (i) is running for Place 1, Samantha Null-Roelke (i) is running for Place 3, and no one filed to run for Place 5;

S&S CISD — Mark Lancaster (i) is running for Place 2 and Bill Hudson (i) for Place 7;

Sadler city — Jaime Harris (i) is running for mayor, and Kathy Richardson (i) is running for the council;

Southmayd city — Tom Byler (i) is running for mayor, and David Turner, Michael Hostman, Thomas Glidden and Teresa Miller are running for two council seats;

Pottsboro city — Frank Budra (i) and Keith A. Bates are running for mayor, and Lucy Hansen (i), David Waller (i), Steven Davis and Tom Russell are running for two council seats;

Pottsboro ISD — Billy Hamilton (i), Robert Powlison (i), Kory Deaton and Gregg D. Holbrook are running for two, at-large seats;

Savoy city — Johnny Harrison (i), Tom Melugin (i), Clete Stogsdill, David Warlick, B.J. Rodgers, Denise Pugh and Steve Parkins are running for two council seats;

Tioga city — Heather Nestimh and Craig Jezek are running for mayor, and Michelle Hestand (i), Robert Habold (i), Dan Lintner, Richard Hartman, Sherry May and Paul Duren are running for two council seats.

Tioga ISD — Ricky Kemp (i) and Rick Staples (i) are unopposed for there seats and Tammi Cobb (i) and Matt Roberts are running for an unexpired one-year term.

Tom Bean city — Don Reed (i), Lisa Collins (i), Jerry Harris (i) and Billie Shields are running for three, at-large seats;

Tom Bean ISD — Jinger Peeples (i), James Harris (i), Chris Curd and Marion Williams are running for three seats;

Van Alstyne city — Timmerle Kelly and Teddie Ann Salmon are running for mayor; Pat Patterson, Russell Moore, David Mata and Robert Lewis are running for Place 4; and Billy Plake, Adam Wise and Melvin Barker are running for Place 5;

Van Alstyne ISD — Kurt Himmelreich (i) is running for Place 1 and Jim Atchison is running for Place 2;

Whitesboro city — W.D. Welch (i) is running for mayor; Mike Pack (i), Barry Kellier (i), Dayton Hawkins and Brenda Taylor are running for two, full-term, seats; and Matthew Pike (i) is running for one, unexpired-term seat;

Whitesboro ISD — Gregg Hickman (i), Tommie R. “T.R.” Fletcher (i) and Lauren Hartless are running for two, at-large seats; a $10,775,000 bond proposition will also be on the ballot;

Whitewright city — Jason Summers (i) is running for Place 1; Allen West (i) and Kenneth Haskett are running for Place 2; and Ruby Howell (i) is running for Place 5;

Whitewright ISD — Linda Jester (i), Jack Rogers (i) and Larry Wayne Henderson are running for three, at-large positions.