Filing continues in city, school elections


Filing continues through Friday, Feb. 14 for places on the May 2 city council and school board ballots.

There will be a race for three positions on the Quitman City Council. Incumbents Susan Resnik, Jack Robinson and J.R. Evans have filed to run for their seats. They are being challenged by local businessman Steve Glenn. The terms are for two years.

Quitman ISD has two three-year terms up for grabs. Incumbent Jane Herring has filed to retain her seat. Fellow incumbent Raymond Peek has picked up a packet but had not turned it in as of Monday evening.

There are two positions to be filled on the Yantis ISD school board. Incumbent Melissa Stephens has filed, but the other incumbent, Jennifer McKeever has not. Challenger Teresa Starrett has filed for one of the terms. 

As of Tuesday morning, no one had filed for one of the three two-year positions open on the Yantis City Council. The incumbents are Reed Gammille, Betty Jenkins and Kenneth Kincaid.

The three incumbents on the Alba City Council have filed to run for re-election to their two year terms. They are Robert Kraemer, Tammy Kirkpatrick and Larry Jones.

At Alba-Golden ISD, there are three full three-year terms and one unexpired term up for election. As of Tuesday morning, only Dana Weissert has filed for a full term position. The incumbents are Jason Stovall, Jackie Staley and Johnny Teel who are serving the full term positions and Grant Sadler who is filling the unexpired term, but none of them have filed.

Two positions are up for the Mineola School Board. Incumbent board President John Abbott has filed for reelection. Dr. Kyle Gulley’s seat is also on the ballot.

In the Mineola city council race, three seats are available. In Ward 1, incumbent Sue Jones has filed. Incumbent Jayne Lankford has no challengers for Ward 2. Cassandra Sampson has filed to run for Ward 3, which is held by Novada Bigham.