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February 19, 2012

Boyer files for school board

Corsicana — Marilyn Boyer, who just won a lawsuit against the Blooming Grove Independent School District, has filed for school board in that district. Currently, she is the only person who has filed to run in the race.

Filing began more than a week ago for the May 12 school and city elections. Filing ends on March 5.

None of the school districts in Navarro County will have contested races as of this reading. Blooming Grove has three openings on the board, currently held by Donnie Grounds, Jon Southard and Marty Weaver, but none of the incumbents have filed. Corsicana ISD has the openings of Places 3 and 4, currently held by Barbara Kelley and John Saberton. The two incumbents have filed, but have no challengers.

In Dawson ISD, three openings are on the board, seats now held by David Matthews, Scott Heaton and Clarence Hollingsworth. Matthews has filed for re-election, and Jennifer Miller has filed.

In Frost, only the two incumbents, Cliff Williams and Caleb Martin have filed to run. In Kerens ISD, no one has filed to run, although three seats are up for election. Those are currently held by Teresa Jennings, Libby Layfield and Matt Lynch. In Mildred ISD, no one has filed for the seats currently held by Marilyn Mitchell, Randy Thomas and David Bonner. In Rice ISD, incumbent Gale Greeson has filed for re-election. The other open seat is currently held by Steve McCary.

The Corsicana city council will have at least one contested race, with three candidates vying for the Precinct 2 seat currently held by Ruby Williams. Williams has filed, along with challengers Leon Tates and Ralph Gonzales. No one has filed against Tom Wilson, precinct 1.

In the city of Barry, Lori Armstrong, Ann Elmore and Charles Allen have all filed for re-election. In Blooming Grove, the seats of Mayor Jeanette Wisdom and council members Jo McKee and Gary Patterson are up for election, but only Patterson has filed.

In Mildred, Mayor Robert D. Carpenter is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Charley York. Council members Latriece Richter and Bryan Roach are seeking re-election.

In Richland, Mayor Dolores Baldwin, and council members Kenneth Guard and Shirley Thomas are all seeking re-election.


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