City cancels council election

February 23, 2024
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Mansfield canceled the City Council election, and the ballot for Mansfield ISD school board election has gotten shorter.

At the Feb. 26, the City Council voted to cancel the election since all three seats up for election are unopposed.

Anne Weydeck, who had filed for Place 3 on the city council, has withdrawn her name from contention, leaving incumbent Brent Newsom as the only candidate for the position.

Incumbent Julie Short at Place 5 had no challengers, and Juan Fresquez was the only person to file for Place 4. Incumbent Casey Lewis did not file for re-election to the Place 4 seat.

In the school board race, incumbent Desiree Thomas withdrew her name for the Place 2 election, leaving challengers Jandel Crutchfield and Angel Hidalgo.

At Place 1, incumbent Michelle Newsom will be challenged by Matthew Herzberg.

City council and school board seats are for three-year terms. Council and school board elections will be held May 4.

Also on the ballot will be a $777 million bond for the Mansfield ISD. The bond includes five propositions that touch every campus and facility in the district. Proposition A includes equipment and renovations of school facilities. Proposition B is for instructional technology. Proposition C is for stadium renovations. Proposition D is for student program facilities. Proposition E is for Phase 3 of the Multipurpose Athletic Complexes. The propositions add up to $777 million.

Informational sessions about the bond are planned, according to the district.

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