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Stories Added - March 2010
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Filing deadline nears for local races
Trinity Standard -

TRINITY – With the deadline for filing less than a week away, the list of candidates in the city, school and hospital district elections remained unchanged Monday. The deadline to file in all three elections will be 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Early voting in the local election will run from April 26 to May 4 and polls will be open election day, May 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year in the Trinity City Council election, the mayor and three council positions will be on the ballot. In the mayor’s race, Lois Saldana is challenging longtime incumbent Mayor Lyle Stubbs. In the council races, incumbent Position 2 Councilman Wayne Huffman is being challenged by former Mayor Billy Jack Walker. Incumbent Position 1 Councilman Clegg DeWalt also has filed but as of Tuesday, was unopposed. Position 3 Councilman Chris Dennis remained unopposed in his bid for a new two-year term. Candidates wishing to file for a place on the city ballot may do so weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Trinity City Hall. In the Trinity Independent School District’s election, the three incumbent board members and one challenger have filed for the three seats on this year’s ballot. Current board members Steven Tyler, Gary Gallant and Maggie Trevino and seeking new three-year terms while challenger Jason Bubba Smith has added his name to the list. Unlike the city council race, candidates in the school board election run on an at-large basis, meaning they all run against each other. The three who win the most votes win the seats. Candidates wishing to file in the school board race may do so at the TISD Administration Office located on the Trinity Intermediate School campus. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. In the Trinity Memorial Hospital District election, a total of four board positions will be on this year’s ballot and as of Monday, only the incumbents had entered the race. They include Larry King in Position 2, Travis Star in Position 4, Carlyn Bluis in Position 6 and Dave Ward in Position 8. Those wishing to file may pick up applications and petitions from Pat King at East Texas Medical Center-Trinity on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday or from the ETMC business office on Tuesdays and Fridays.


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