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5 seeking 2 positions on LISD trustees’ board
Polk County Enterprise
LIVINGSTON — Area city, school districts and utility districts are finalizing ballots for the May 8 election, since the deadline for candidates to file an application passed Monday. Livingston ISD Livingston Independent School District has the largest field of candidates with five seeking two positions currently held by Frank Henderson and Brian Bounds. Toni Cochran-Hughes, Casey Evans, Danny King, Frank Henderson and Raymond Ortiz are seeking the two at-large positions. City of Livingston Incumbents on the Livingston City Council and Mayor Clarke Evans drew no opponents so city officials will cancel the election and declare Evans, City Councilman Ray Hill and Councilman Bill S. Wiggins winners of an additional term. City of Onalaska It’s a three-way race for the Onalaska Mayor’s office on May 8. Voters will choose between incumbent Lew Vail, Steven Poe and Mike Read. Seats currently held by Tom Edwards and Brandon Smith are also on the ballot. Edwards, James W. Arnett and Fred Huff are competing for two at-large positions. Onalaska I.S.D. Voters in Onalaska I.S.D. will elect three trustees for three-year terms on May 8. Position 1 is currently held by Sherrie Winkle, who plans to seek another term. Brandon Smith has also filed. Position 2 held by Caryn Price and Position 5 held by Tom Curran also expire in May. They each have filed for an additional term. City of Goodrich The City of Goodrich has had a vacancy in the mayor’s office for the last two election cycles, and since no candidates filed to run for the position, it will remain vacant. The duties have been carried out by Position 4 Councilwoman Nita Gokey as Mayor Pro Tem. The three council members with expiring terms were the only applicants, so council will take action canceling the election and appointing Gokey, Russ Renninger and Cindy Dailes to serve additional terms Goodrich I.S.D. Three three-year terms on the Goodrich I.S.D. Board of Trustees will appear on the May 8 ballot. Tim Harrell has filed for another term at Position 6. Position 5 currently held by Melvin Leggett will expire in May. Leggett will face James David Kubick and Bobby L. Wright for that position. Position 7 currently held by Brenda Bennett is also expiring. She has filed for re-election. City of Corrigan City Council positions 2 and 4 and the mayor are up for election. Currently Position 2 is vacant due to the removal of Benny Gonzalez because of non-attendance. Norris Nelson and Bill Safford have filed for the seat. Position 4 is currently being held by Deidre Bryan Cornelius and she has filed for re-election. Mayor Grimes Fortune is seeking an additional term, challenged by Robert “Dooley” Johnson. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at Sechrest Webster community Center at 100 West Front Street in Corrigan between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning April 26 and ending on May 4. Hours will be extended until 8 p.m. on April 27 and May 4. City of Seven Oaks Two seats on the Seven Oaks City Council are up for election. Current Mayor Pro Tem Frank Pickens is seeking another twoyear term. Centa Evans and Martha Burch have also applied for spots on the ballot. Polk County Fresh Water District #2 Three four-year terms on the Polk County Fresh Water District #2 Board of Directors are up for election. Since only the incumbents have filed, directors are expected to take action cancelling the election. The unopposed candidates are Ron Stephenson, J.R. Jones and Robert Mize. Early voting will be held April 26 through May 4.