Candidates file in city, school board elections

CHAMBERS/ LIBERTY COUNTY—While much of the attention in politics has been directed towards next week’s Party Primaries, candidates have already began campaigning for races of more local significance.
The filing period is now open for those wishing to run for either a seat on their local school board or their respective city council. Due to changes in the state election laws enacted by the last Texas Legislative Session, school districts within an incorporated city will hold their election for trustees on the same ballot at the municipality.
The election will be held on May 3.
There will be two races for seats on the Barbers Hill ISD Board of Trustees. Incumbent George Barrera is seeking reelection to Position 3. He is opposed by Perry Carrington Sr. In the race for Position 5 Benny May, the incumbent, is running against Lawrence “Elmo” Camp.
Old River Winfree City Secretary Linda Murphy said that three candidates had filed as of press time. Angela Motz has filed on the ballot for Position 1. Jackie Johnson is seeking another term as the Position 2 alderman and Alderman J.S. Steadham is seeking reelection to the Position 5 seat.
So far, only the two incumbents Thomas Payne, in Place 3 and Bob Pickle, in Place 4 have filed for seats on the Dayton ISD Board of Trustees.
There are three at-large spots open on the Dayton City Council. The three highest vote-getters will be elected to the council. To date, only Council members Felix Skarpa and Rick Brown have filed for the election.
Anyone wishing to have their name added to a ballot or either a city or school board race has until March 10 to file with the respective entity.