Voters in 12 cities across Grayson County will hit the polls to elect numerous board members, council members and other representatives on May 4.
Early voting is currently underway and will continue through Tuesday. For additional information, visit the website www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/elec.home. Here is a list of the races that will be decided by voters in early May:
Residents in Bells will have the chance to vote in three races, including one for the city’s mayoral position. Angela LeBlanc will face Gary Martin for the mayor’s seat, while Terry Crumby and Roger Goodwin will compete for a seat on the city council. The Bells Independent School District will also have one race as Rodney Campbell, Lonnie Carter and Kelly Lewis compete for two seats.
The city of Collinsville will have six races, including four that are uncontested, when voters hit the polls in May. Five candidates — Mary L. Roberts, Benny McKee, Tom Worsham Jr., Sam Kentopian and Chase Guidera — will compete for a pair o, two-year terms as alderman for the city. Randy Roach and Brandon White are unopposed in their bids for mayor and alderman, respectively.
Voters will also decide whether Johnny Mack Smothermon or Derrell Ragsdale should represent Place 7 on the school board. Jared Light and Jarrett Crisp are unopposed in their run for the school board.
Denison voters will see a repeat from 2018 as Brian Hander will challenge Rayce “Coach” Guess for the Place 6, At-Large position on the city council. Robert Crawley, who will be replacing Michael Baecht, is unopposed in the bid for Place 4.
The school district will ask voters whether Christina Moran, Erica Drieselman or Becky Russell should fill the Ward 5 seat. The seat was left vacant when Brian Aspell resigned his position
The Howe Independent School District will hold a race for two positions on its school board. Tamela Shadden, Mochael Doty, Randy Hayes, Dustin Leakey and Jerod Brockelman will be competing for the two seats.
Voters in Pilot Point will have two races on the ballot for the school board. David Alan Strittmatter and Pat Burns will compete for Place 3, while Coby Chandler will be unopposed on the ballot.
Pottsboro voters will have their choice of three candidates running for two positions on the school board. Robert Powlison, Scott Galyon and Brenda Alexander will compete for the three-year terms. Jeremy Lewis is unopposed in his bid for the school board.
Southmayd voters will decide whether the city will continue to use its sales tax for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
Voters will also decide whether David Turner or Larry Lubbers should be the city’s mayor. Tom Byler and Michael Horstman will run for two open positions on the city council.
The Sherman Independent School District school board election will feature one contested race as Anna Wylie and Ronald Rose compete for Place 4. Tim Millerick and Hillary Luckett Clark are unopposed for Place 3 and Place 5, respectively.
Tioga’s election will feature races for mayor and a contested race for Place 2 on the city council. Craig Jezek and Rick Staples will compete for the mayoral position while Patti Brown Kanegae and Tommy Hunter will face off for Place 2. Jeff Moncrief is unopposed for Place 4.
The school board will feature a race between Ryan Walters and Justin Lewter for Place 4. Rickey D. Kemp will be unopposed for election to Place 1.
Voters in Tom Bean will choose three members for the city council when they hit the polls. Mike Upchurch, Ricky Thomas, Brittany Melton and Dawson Nitcholas will compete for the three positions.
James Hamilton, Marion Williams and Tom Sharp will also compete for two positions on the school board.
Voters will have their choice of six candidates to fill two positions on the Whitesboro school board. Shannon Blake, Michael Parish, Carol Pike, Joy Lyn Bateman, Gavin Cogburn and T.R. Fletcher will compete for the two seats.
Voters will also decide whether the district should issue $1.75 million in bonds for school facilities.
Whitewright voters will decide on four contested races when they hit the polls this May. Rebekah Fenner and Traci Barr will compete for Place 1 on the city council. John Simon and Bart R. Bodine will compete for the Place 2 seat on the council while George Fenner and Jason Summers will compete for Place 5.
Voters will choose three candidates to serve on the school board. Brandon Godbey, Tommy Henderson, Jack R. Rogers, Linda Jester and Nolan W. Smith will compete for the open seats. Tammy Francis is unopposed in her bid for fill a two-year, unexpired term on the board.