By Amanda Rogers
Believe it or not, it’s almost time for another election. Applications for the Mansfield City Council and the Mansfield ISD school board open Jan. 13 and can be filed through Feb. 12.
Each board will have three seats up for election May 1.
On the Mansfield City Council, Places 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot. Place 3 is currently held by retired police officer Mike Leyman, Place 4 is held by realtor Casey Lewis and Place 5 by local businesswoman Julie Short.
To run for Mansfield City Council, candidates must be at least 18 years old, a registered Texas voter and must have lived in the city for the past 12 months. Candidate packets are available online and at Mansfield City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St. Completed packets can be emailed to City Secretary Susanna Marin or delivered to City Hall by 5 p.m. Feb. 13.
On the Mansfield ISD school board, Places 1, 2 and 4 are up for election.
Place 1 is currently held by medical executive Michelle Newsom and Place 2 by homemaker and volunteer Desiree “Dez” Thomas. There will also be a special election for the final year of the three-year term on Place 4, which was held by Raul Gonzalez until he resigned after being elected to the Arlington City Council.
Candidates for the Mansfield ISD school board must be at least 18 years old, be a U.S. citizen, not be a convicted felon or mentally incapacitated, must have lived in Texas for the previous 12 months and in the district for the previous six months and be a registered voter in the district.
Applications can be picked up at the Mansfield ISD Administration Building, 605 E. Broad St. Forms must be returned by 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
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