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Candidates have been slow to file in area school district elections, slated for May 12.
Coahoma Independent School District has yet to place a candidateâ€™s name on the ballot for its upcoming school board election. There are three at-large positions open, currently held by Brian Moore, president of the CISD school board, Jody Reid and Alan Wright. Those wanting to file can obtain an application at the CISD administration office. Early voting in the Coahoma races â€” and all area ISD elections â€” will begin April 30. Early voting for CISD will be held at the Howard County Courthouse.
Forsan ISD has two at-large seats up for election. Lewis Boeker and Misty Rhoton hold those seats. Boeker has been the only person to file. Applications can be picked up at the superintendentâ€™s office at the high school. Early voting will be held at the Howard County Courthouse.
Stanton ISD has four seats up for election with three-year terms. Two single-member districts, District 2, currently held by Ramino Reyes and District 3, held by Jason Phillips. The District 3 seat, however, will be a two-year term since Phillips was appointed to fill a vacancy. There are also two at-large seats up for election. Those seats are District 6. held by James (Pinky) Jones and District 7, held by Danny Ireton. At this point, Reyes has been the only one to file. Applications can be picked up at the administration office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early voting will take place at the Election Administrator Central Office, located at 110 W. School St.
Sands ISD has three at-large seats up for election. Currently, Tommy Staggs, Amy Parker and Bill Barnes hold the positions. Staggs has placed his name in the running for re-election and Michael Wigington has also filed. Applications can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the business office. Early voting be held in the business office.
Big Spring ISD has seen the most action out of all area schools in the election arena. As of Thursday afternoon, all three incumbents have filed for re-election. District 2, held by Maria Padilla and District 4, held by Tony Kennedy are up for three-year terms. District 2, held by Ken McIntosh, is up for a two-year term, after McIntosh was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board last year. Applications can be picked up at the business office across from the high school. Early voting will be held at the Howard County Courthouse.
Filing in the local and area ISD elections ends March 5 at 5 p.m.
Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org