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Candidates set in Lantana district races

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For the first time in Lantana’s history, there will be a board member election in Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #7.

Incumbent Mike Shaw and Lantana residents Andrew W. Kloser, Tom McCullough, Robert Smith, and David J. Ware are vying for two at-large seats on the board of directors.

Shaw has been serving on the District 7 board since the community was established in May 2000. Although he owns property in Lantana, he is not a resident of the development.

Incumbent James Cassels, who is currently serving as President, did not file to run again.

Past elections in sparsely populated District 7 have been cancelled due to no one applying for a place on the ballot.

District 7 includes the following neighborhoods: Azalea, Bandera, Bellaire, Brazos, Isabel, Madison, Wimberley and Phase 3 and 4 of Magnolia.

In Fresh Water Supply District 6, three residents have filed to run for two at-large board seats: incumbents Max Miller and Donna Robichaux, and Beka Weaver.

Miller and Robichaux were the first Lantana residents elected to the District 6 board in 2006.  They replaced two board members that were originally appointed by the developer when the district was created in May 2000.

Three more residents – Ross Ferguson, Jim VanVickle, and Adrian Weaver – joined them on the board in 2008.

“I have enjoyed helping make a difference on the board during my first term,” said Miller, an eight-year Lantana resident and CEO/Publisher of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

“There is plenty more work to do, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving my community.”

Robichaux, a Realtor and one of the first residents of Lantana, said, “I learned a lot since being elected in District 6 four years ago and am excited about my role in helping to make Lantana a better place to live and raise a family.”

Board members terms are four years.  The board meets at least once a month at the district office in Bartonville Town Center to conduct business similar to a town council, including setting the property tax rate, reimbursing the developer for infrastructure improvements and overseeing utilities.

Early voting begins April 26 and runs until May 4.  Election Day is May 8.

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