By Amanda Rogers
The races for Mansfield City Council and Mansfield ISD school board are taking shape. The elections are set for May 6, with early voting starting April 24-May 2. Filing for both boards will be open until Feb. 17. Filing for the special election ends March 6.
On the council, incumbent and local business owner Todd Tonore has filed for his Place 6 seat. Tonore has served one three-year term on the council, the past year as mayor pro tem.
Incumbent and local business owner Larry Broseh has filed for re-election to Place 7. Broseh has served for 21 years on the council.
Juan Fresquez Jr., president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, has tossed his hat in the ring to challenge Broseh for the Place 7 position.
A special election will be held for the final year of Mike Leyman’s term at Place 3. Leyman resigned in early January after serving more than 10 years on the council.
Brent Newsom, a former city council member, has filed for the Place 3 position. Newsom served on the council for nine years at Place 2 before resigning in 2020 to run for mayor.
On the school board, Dustin McDonald, a flight dispatcher, has filed for the Place 6 seat, currently held by Warren Davis, who was elected in 2020.
School board president Courtney Lackey Wilson, an executive assistant, has filed for re-election at Place 7. Wilson has served four terms, leaving the board for a year due to personal health issues.
Saba Ahmed, a patent attorney, has also filed for the Place 7 position.
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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