Friday last day to file for council, school board

February 11, 2024
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Filing for the Mansfield City Council and Mansfield ISD school board elections will close Feb. 16. Elections will be held May 4.

All seats are for three-year terms.

For the Mansfield City Council, three seats are up for election.

For Place 3, incumbent Brent Newsom is the lone candidate.

For Place 4, Juan Fresquez has filed to run. Incumbent Casey Lewis has not filed to run yet.

In Place 5, incumbent Julie Short is seeking a third three-year term.

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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On the Mansfield ISD school board, the Place 1 seat and the Place 2 seat are up for election this year.

For Place 1, incumbent Michelle Newsom has filed. She will be challenged by Matthew Herzberg.

For Place 2, incumbent Desiree Thomas has filed, and she will be running against Jandel Crutchfield and Angel Hidalgo.

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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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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