The Saturday, May 6, election for the two Glen Rose City Council places and mayor will also include three at-large places on the Glen Rose Independent School District’s board of trustees.
The current three-year terms of Board President Kelley Snodgrass, Secretary Andy Snow and Trustee Jason Dillard are expiring this year. So far, Dillard and Snow have filed to have a place on the ballot.
Snodgrass said Monday that he has not yet made a public announcement about whether he intends to run for reelection.
The deadline to file for a place on the school board election ballot is Friday, Feb. 17, according to GRISD Director of Finance Judy Shipman, who doubles as early voting clerk in the board of trustee elections.
“Last year, the incumbents filed really early, and no one else filed,” Shipman told the Glen Rose Reporter Tuesday.
If there are no other candidates for the board of trustees who file by the deadline date, the school district can choose to cancel the election — eliminating an unnecessary expense.
Last year marked the third consecutive year no election was held for the Board. In 2014, four candidates filed for three expiring terms, Shipman noted.
The applications may be filed between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the GRISD Administration Building, 1102 Stadium Drive, in Glen Rose. Packets containing the applications and pertinent information for potential candidates were available as of last week, when the filing period began.
The other members of the School Board are Vice President Tom Lounsberry and trustees Wade Busch, Kevin Taylor and Brady Brown.
The GRISD board of trustees on Monday night once again approved documents to continue the existing interlocal agreement with Somervell County to have a joint election date on May 6 and also to lease voting equipment from the county. Early voting is held in the GRISD Administration Building.
The at-large Glen Rose City Council places held by Dennis Moore and Mike Jones will be on the ballot this year, along with that of the current mayor, Sam Moody.
So far, five packets have been picked up by potential candidates for the City Council election, but none had been filed as of press time. The deadline to be on the ballot as a City Council candidate is also Feb. 17.