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Your guide to Saturday’s ballot

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Flower Mound and LISD candidates campaign at the Flower Mound Police and Courts building.
Flower Mound and LISD candidates campaign at the Flower Mound Police and Courts building.

Southern Denton County voters will decide the outcome of a number of area municipal and school board races on Saturday.

There are contested elections in Bartonville, Flower Mound, Argyle ISD and Lewisville ISD.

The following is a breakdown by town and school district of who is on the ballot for the Saturday, May 9, municipal and school board elections:

Bartonville:

Three council member seats – Places 1, 3, and 5 – are up for re-election in Bartonville.

Jeff Traylor, who holds the Place 1 seat, filed for re-election to his seat. Jim Foringer, a former council member who is a retired pilot, filed for election to the Place 1 seat.

Clay Sams, who was appointed to the Place 3 seat in 2014, is up for election for the seat this year and has filed for re-election. Ron Robertson, who owns Robertson’s Pools, is a former mayor and council member who has filed for election to the Place 3 seat.

Jim Langford, currently serving as mayor pro tem, is up for re-election in Place 5 and has filed to regain his seat. No one has filed to challenge him in Place 5.

A special election will be held to vote on a proposition for the continuation of the Bartonville Crime Control and Prevention District and the Crime Control Prevention Sales Tax for 20 years.

Meet the Bartonville candidates here.

Flower Mound:

Three council member seats – Places 1, 3, and 5 – are up for grabs in Flower Mound with two seats being vacated by current council members. All three seats drew two candidates vying for each.

Mike Walker, a semi-retired benefits counselor who currently serves as deputy mayor pro tem, filed for re-election to his Place 1 seat. Brian Rountree, a technical instructor, filed to challenge Walker.

Don McDaniel, who is self-employed and currently serves on the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission, filed for election to the Place 3 seat being vacated by Mark Wise, who announced that he would not be seeking re-election to the council. Kevin Bryant, a systems administrator, is also seeking election to the Place 3 seat.

Itamar Gelbman, an alternate on the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission who is self-employed, filed for election to the Place 5 seat currently held by Jean Levenick. Carol Kyer, a homemaker and former president of the Lewisville ISD school board of trustees, filed for election to the Place 5 seat.

Meet the Flower Mound candidates here.

The Cross Timbers Gazette hosted a televised Flower Mound Town Council Candidate Forum on April 15 at Flower Mound Town Hall. Watch the forum here.

Argyle ISD:

Two at-large seats on the Argyle ISD board of trustees are up for re-election.

Up for re-election this May are board president Eric Fields and board vice president Spencer Jefferies. Neither filed for re-election.

Candidates who have filed for the at-large seats include: Randal McKeller, a consultant/writer; Kellye Baum, a teacher; Jeffrey Day, a physician; Keith White, a certified public accountant; Mark Miracle, an administrator; and Jennifer Timmons, an accountant.

Meet the Argyle ISD candidates here.

Lewisville ISD:

Places 1 and 2 on the Lewisville ISD’s board of trustees are up for re-election this year. Three candidates are vying filed for Place 1 and there are two names on the ballot for the Place 2 seat.

Kathy Duke, a Highland Village resident who works in sales, is seeking re-election to her Place 1 seat on the school board. Kronda Thimesch, who owns Green Meadows Landscaping and lives in Castle Hills, and Mary Smith, who works in the medical field, have filed for election to the Place 1 seat.

Trisha Sheffield, a Lewisville-based copywriter who holds Place 2 on the board and currently serves as board president, filed for re-election to her seat on the board. Roger Myers, a Highland Village resident who works in law enforcement, filed for election to the Place 2 seat but submitted notification that he did not intend to run after the deadline to be removed from the ballot.

Meet the LISD candidates here.

LISD Council of PTAs sponsored a Lewisville ISD candidate forum on April 21. Watch the forum here.

Notes:

Although there is no contested town council race in Argyle, the Argyle Street Maintenance Sales Tax will be on the ballot as it is expiring this year. State law requires that the local option sales tax be renewed every four years. The one fourth of one percent sales tax can only be used for the maintenance and repair of Argyle’s streets and roads. The sales tax has generated an average annual revenue over the past four years (2011-2014) of $78,462.

In Copper Canyon, former council member Dave Svatik filed to run against Charlie Nicholas. Nicholas decided to withdraw after Denton County had printed off the ballots, so Nicholas requests that no one vote for him, according to Copper Canyon Mayor Sue Tejml.

Robson Ranch residents will choose either Kathleen Wazny or Amber Briggle to replace City of Denton District 3 councilman Jim Engelbrecht, who is not running again due to term limits.

Voting

Polls will be open on Election Day this Saturday from7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Click here to find your voting location. Visit www.votedenton.com or call 940-349-3200 for more information.

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