Candidates to face off in forums

Southern Denton County residents have the opportunity to hear from candidates running for various town, district and school board seats this May at a number of public forums this week.

Flower Mound
The annual Flower Mound Area Republican Club’s Candidate Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Salerno’s Restaurant, 3407 Long Prairie Road.

Flower Mound Mayor Melissa Northern, who is seeking her second term, along with incumbent Place 2 councilman Al Filidoro and Place 4 councilman Steve Lyda are expected to attend, as well as challengers Tom Hayden, Bryan Webb, and Steve Dixon.

Lewisville ISD board candidates will also participate in the event.

There will be a Meet and Greet with optional $10 buffet ($5 for high school and college Republican Club members) at 5:45 p.m.

Candidates will have five minutes each to cover topics previously submitted by club members.

The Cross Timbers Gazette is providing promotional support for the event and will post video of the forum on the newspaper’s website at

Town Council and Argyle ISD Board of Trustees will participate in a candidate forum sponsored by The Cross Timbers Gazette on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Each Town Council candidate will make opening and closing statements as well as answer questions from the audience.

AISD candidates will have five minutes each to introduce themselves and tell citizens why they are worthy of a vote.

The forum will be moderated by The Cross Timbers Gazette reporter, John LaVine, and will be audio recorded and posted on the newspaper’s website at

Candidates for Lantana’s Fresh Water Supply Districts #6 & #7 will gather at an Open House Meet & Greet on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m., at the Lantana Golf Clubhouse.

The informal event will give residents the chance to learn more about each candidate before Election Day, according to FWSD #6 board member Donna Robichaux.  There will also be some current FWSD board members and staff in attendance to answer any questions residents may have.

There are three board seats up for election in both of Lantana’s Fresh Water Supply Districts, with a total of 12 candidates running between the two districts.

Early voting begins on April 30 for the May 12 municipal and school board elections.

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