One week of filing remains for candidates interested in leading local governments.

Four people have filed to run for Corsicana mayor: Emmaline Gonzalez, Ralph Gonzalez (no relation), Chuck McClanahan and Chaston Roston Jr. Filing for city council are Stephen Andrews and John McClung for Precinct 3; and Donnie Denbow and Dana Collins for precinct 4. Mike Russell has filed for the municipal judge position.

On the Navarro College Board of Trustees, two place are up for election this spring. For District 1, incumbent Phil Judson has filed for reelection, and for District 7, which is an at-large seat, incumbent Lloyd Huffman has filed.

Other positions open this spring, and the people who had filed as of Friday:

Blooming Grove ISD: Two at-large positions, currently Dan Patterson and Micah Haden. Both incumbents have filed for reelection.

Corsicana ISD: Place 1 and 2, currently held by Kerri Donica and Leah Dill-Blackard. Both incumbents have filed.

Dawson ISD: Two at-large seats, currently Kenneth Nesmith and W.L. French.

Frost ISD: Two at-large seats, currently Vice President Keith Speer, Secretary Larry Kern, and David Garcia. Keith Speer has filed for reelection.

Kerens ISD: Two at-large seats, currently Randy Bancroft and Libby Layfield. Both incumbents have filed for reelection.

Mildred ISD: Two at-large seats, currently board Vice President Bradley Boyte and Michael Cook. Both incumbents have filed for reelection.

Rice ISD: Two at-large seats, currently Nina Harwell and Kevin Thedford. Incumbent Kevin Thedford and challenger Jim Metcalfe have filed.

City of Angus: Mayor, and two at-large positions. Currently held by Mayor Eben Stover, Phyllis Tidwell and Ken Cook. Incumbent Eben Stover and challenger Jerry Newsom have filed for mayor. Ken Cook and Kim Newsom filed for council.

City of Barry: Mayor and two council people. Currently held by John Braly, Jack Herod and Charles Worsham.

City of Blooming Grove: Mayor and three at-large positions. Currently Mayor Jeannette Wisdom, Jeff Dyess, and Trevor Boyde. Jeannette Wisdom has filed for mayor, while Linda Busby and Alva L. Smith have filed for council.

City of Dawson: Dawson will have two regular council seats Tommy “Sonny” Slater, and Cathy Spruiell, but it will also have a special election for the seats that were filled last year, but which are now filled by appointees. Currently in those seats are Acting Mayor Doug Spain, Kelly Jankowski, and Leslie Mantonya. There is one empty seat on the council currently. Leslie Mantonya has filed for reelection.

City of Frost: Three at-large council seats, currently held by Jean Sanders, Jimmy Hooser and Francesca Cook. Challengers David Malone, Ken Reed and incumbent Francesca Cook have filed.

City of Goodlow: Mayor and two at-large seats, currently Mayor Willie Washington, Jackie Copeland and Earnest Betts, Jr.

City of Kerens: Mayor and two at-large council seats, as well as a one-year term to fill the remainder of the term formerly held by Mooney Holloway. Currently serving as mayor is Jeffrey Saunders, and on the council are Rick Neumayer and Tyrone Martin. Saunders has filed for mayor. Kael Mullen has filed for alderman.

City of Mildred: Three council seats currently held by Rebecca Hanna, Brandon Tackett, and Wayne McGuire.

City of Powell: Mayor and two councilmen, currently Mayor Dennis Bancroft, C.W. McClendon and Charles Kent.

City of Oak Valley: Mayor, Place 1 and Place 2, currently held by Mayor Linda Bennett, Glenda Robinson and Vickie Thomas.

City of Rice: Mayor and two council seats, currently Mayor Larry Bailey, Robby Valdez and Vickie Young. Incumbents Larry Bailey for mayor, Robby Valdez and Vickie Young for council have filed.

City of Richland: Three council seats, currently held by Patsy Womack, Rosie Andrews and Perry Bennett.


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