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Few candidates for school board elections

February 9, 2012

School board elections are are oh the horizon for area districts, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton, Sands and Grady. Glasscock County ISD will not be holding school board elections until November.

Candidate filing began Tuesday throughout the Crossroads, but districts report little activity.

Sands ISD has three at-large positions up for election this year. Currently, Tommy Staggs, Amy Parker and Bill Barnes hold the positions. According to Sands ISD business manager Chris Gaskins, there has only been one person filing for the at-large positions. Michael Wigington is the lone candidate. For those wanting to throw their name in the hat, filing can be done at the Sands ISD business office through March 5. Early voting will begin April 30 and will also take place at the high school business office.

Coahoma ISD has three at-large positions also up for grabs. Board President Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are incumbents in those positions. According to Judy Dobbs, assistant to the superintendent, there has not been anyone file for the open positions. Forms can be picked up at the Coahoma ISD administration office. Early voting will begin April 30 in the Howard County Courthouse.

Big Spring ISD has three positions open. Those seats are three-year terms for District 2, held by Maria Padilla and District 4, held by Tony Kennedy, and a one-year unexpired term in District 3, held by Ken McIntosh. Early voting will begin April 30 , with the location yet to be announced.

No information was available this morning from officials with the Forsan, Grady or Stanton ISDs.

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