Time is running out for anyone interested in running for a spot on the Glen Rose City Council or school board.
The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, March 9.
Two seats are up for re-election on the Glen Rose school board, with three people in the hunt for a spot.
Kevin Taylor, who was elected to the board in May 2006, filed to run again in 2009.
“I am a firm believer that Glen Rose ISD is the single greatest asset we have in our community,” Taylor said. “People that know me know that I am a devoted advocate of Glen Rose ISD as well as all youth programs in Somervell County.”
Tom Lounsberry is also running for re-election. He was first elected to the board in May 2003.
“I really love the community and the school,” Lounsberry said. “We have an unbelievable school district and I want to continue to be a part of it.”
As of March 2, the duo only had one challenger - Glen Rose Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Michael Davis. Davis previously served on the school board from 1990 to 1993 before taking leave to work full time in a Houston emergency room. He ran again in 1999 and served until health issues sidelined him in 2008.
“I have 13 years of school board experience here in Glen Rose,” Davis said. “I’m ready to go back and give it my best effort.”
School board trustee positions are elected at-large, meaning the two candidates with the most votes will be seated. Each trustee serves a three-year term.
The city council will have three spots on the May ballot. Sitting councilmen Bob Stricklin and Chris Bryant are up for re-election, along with Mayor Pam Miller.
On Monday, only Stricklin had filed for another term. He said he is running in part, to be a good steward and give back to the city.
“One, I have the time to give to the community,” Stricklin said. “Second, to be a good steward in the community.”
To be eligible to run for a spot on the city council a person must be a city resident for at least six months, a registered voter and at least 18 years old.
Early voting for the school board election runs from April 27 through May 5. Polls are located at the administration building on the business office side of the building, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Early voting for the city council race is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from April 27 to May 5 at Town Hall. Polls will be open until 7 p.m. on April 30 and May 4.
The May 9 election day will be held jointly with the city council election. Polls will be located at Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The last day to register to vote for the election is April 9.