By Amanda Rogers
Residents wanting to help run the city or the school district can begin filing their applications this week.
Filing dates for the City Council and Mansfield ISD school board will be Jan. 18-Feb. 17 for the May 6 election.
Two seats will be up for grabs on the school board – Place 6, currently held by Warren Davis, and Place 7, held by Courtney Lackey Wilson.
Three positions will be open on the Mansfield City Council. The Place 6 seat, currently held by Todd Tonore, and the Place 7 position, currently held by Larry Broseh, will be on the regular ballot in May. The City Council will have to call a special election to fill the Place 3 spot, after the resignation of council member Mike Leyman. Filing for the final year of Leyman’s three-year term cannot begin until the council calls the special election, which also will be running May 6.
To qualify as a school board candidate, applicants must be at least 18, US citizen, mentally competent, resided in Texas for 12 months and within Mansfield ISD for six month, be registered to vote in the Mansfield ISD and not have been convicted of a felony.
School board applications are available here.
Notarized and completed applications can be submitted to Julie Moye at JulieMoye@misdmail.org. Completed applications can be submitted in person at Mansfield ISD Administration, 605 E. Broad St., between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
To qualify as a city council candidate, applicants must be a resident of Mansfield for 12 months and be a qualified voter of the State of Texas.
Applications are available at the city secretary’s office at City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
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