Early voting begins in municipal races

Early voting begins today for the May 12 Municipal Elections and runs through Tuesday, May 8.

The closest early voting locations in southern Denton County are:

-Flower Mound Police and Municipal Court Building, 4150 Kirkpatrick, Flower Mound
-Highland Village Municipal Complex, 1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village
-Lewisville Municipal Annex, 1197 W. Main Street, Lewisville
-Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. Argyle
-First Baptist Church Roanoke, 209 N Pine, Roanoke
-Justin Municipal Building, 415 N. College, Justin

Early voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday, May 5, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8.

Visit the Denton County Elections website for more voting information.

A number of town council and school board seats are up for grabs in southern Denton County.

In Argyle, three council seats are in play, and although Joey Hasty, Dona Schroetke and Jackie Thomas are all running for re-election, Schroetke and Thomas are looking to swap seats and filed for different places than where they currently sit.

A total of five candidates filed for two at-large seats in the Argyle ISD. Incumbents Wendee Long and Randy McKellar and joined by candidates Eric Fields, Spencer Jefferies, and James Manos.

A forum held recently for Argyle school board and town council candidates was audio recorded and can be accessed here.

Longtime Bartonville Mayor Ron Robertson, along with Jim Farrell and Gracie Egan’s council terms are up this May. Both Mayor Robertson and Place 2 Councilman Farrell will run unopposed. This will be Robertson’s sixth term in office and Farrell’s second.

Denton ISD Place 1 trustee Dr. Curtis Ramsey is retiring this May and his seat has attracted retired teacher Barbara Burns and active parent Sheryl English.

The Flower Mound “NFL” trio of Mayor Melissa Northern, Place 2 councilman Al Filidoro, and Place 4 councilman Steve Lyda are running as a ticket similar to their 2010 campaign.

Sitting councilman Tom Hayden and retired resident Al Cloud have Mayor Northern’s seat in their sights. Bryan Webb is challenging Filidoro in Place 2. Former councilman Steve Dixon and Staton Oak Estates HOA president Jay Cannon are looking to unseat Lyda in Place 4.

Videos of Flower Mound candidates that participated in a recent candidate forum can be found here.

Flower Mound voters will also have a say on the fate of 12 Town Charter amendments.

There will be only be one race in Highland Village, as two sitting councilmen – Patrick Davis and Bill Irwin – are vying for the mayor’s seat that will be vacated by Scott McDearmont this May.

Only one candidate has filed to run in each of the available Highland Village council seats:  Michelle Schwolert will take Irwin’s seat in Place 2, Louis Robichaux has secured a fourth term in Place 4, John McGee will serve a second term in Place 6, and Frederick Busche will fill the remaining term of Patrick Davis in Place 5 if Davis is elected Mayor.

Click here to watch the video from the Highland Village Candidate Forum sponsored by the Highland Village Women’s Club.

There are three board seats up for election in both of Lantana’s Fresh Water Supply Districts.

It’s a crowded field in District #6, as eight residents have filed: Bob Baird, Jim Bridges, Louie Bustillos, Fred Gaspar, Bobby Gentile, Kurt Sewell, Joe Wetegrove, and incumbent Jim VanVickle.

In less-populated District #7, incumbent Alex Teusink and newcomers Todd Beggs, Jim Lieber and Steven Kyle Martini are on the ballot.

The top three vote-getters in each district will win seats on their respective boards.

Lewisville ISD Place 1 trustee Tom Ferguson is not seeking re-election, and his seat has drawn the attention of former trustee Kathy Duke, June Ehinger, Tracee Ali, and Paige Shoven.

Vernell Gregg is being challenged in Place 2 by former LISD employee Trisha Sheffield and Cornelia Bekker.

Videos of LISD candidates that participated in a recent candidate forum can be found here.

Click here to read our Candidate Guide to learn more about the candidates from all the local races.

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