Candidates begin filing for city council, school board

January 21, 2024
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Filing for the Mansfield City Council and Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees opened Jan. 17 and the slate is already packed.

On the school board, incumbent Michelle Newsom has filed for re-election to Place 1. Newsom, a nurse and president of Surepoint Medical Centers, is seeking her fourth three-year term. Matthew Herzberg, a construction project manager and former Mansfield ISD principal, is also seeking the Place 1 spot.

For Place 2, incumbent Desiree Thomas, a longtime volunteer, is seeking her third three-year term at Place 2. Jandel Crutchfield, a social worker, is also running for the Place 2 position.

For Mansfield City Council, Brent Newsom is seeking a three-year term at Place 3. Newsom, a banker, won election for the final year of council member Mike Leyman’s term after Leyman resigned in 2023. Newsom previously served on the council from 2011-2021.

Juan Fresquez Jr., president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, has filed for Place 4. Incumbent Casey Lewis has not filed yet for re-election yet for a third three-year term in Place 4.

In Place 5, incumbent Julie Short, a Realtor, has filed for third three-year term.

Elections will be held May 4, with early voting running April 22-30.

Filing for candidates for city council and school board runs through Feb. 16.

To be eligible to run for the Mansfield ISD school board, candidates must be a United States citizen, be 18 years old by the first day of the term, not be mentally incapacitated, have not been convicted of a felony, reside in the school district for 12 months before the election and be registered to vote in the Mansfield ISD.

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To be eligible to run for the Mansfield City Council, candidates must be a resident of the City of Mansfield for at least 12 months and be a qualified voter in the State of Texas.

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