East Texas May 10 election races and issues

Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:40 - Written by

CANDIDATES and ISSUES

SMITH COUNTY

BULLARD ISD

Place 1

Tony Johnson (I), 53, grocery store general manager

Jon Jacobs, 47, banking

Place 3

Richard Burrow (I), 41, certified registered nurse anesthetist

Dr. John Alexander, 45, veterinarian

CHAPEL HILL ISD

Proposition:

“The issuance of $23 million of bonds by Chapel Hill Independent School District for the acquisition, construction and equipment of school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof.”

Board of Trustees Place 4

Fred Elder, Jr., 50, Delek Refining

Tammy Humes, 51, regional sales manager

CITY OF LINDALE

Place 2

John Droblyn, 37, Pharmacist

Clyde Harper (I), 71, Driver

CITY OF TROUP

Mayor

John Whitsell (I), 38, community liaison for Angel Care Hospice

Bill Lacy, 45, banker

CITY OF TYLER

Mayor

Joel Rando

Martin Heines

District 4

Eleno Licea

Don Warren

TYLER ISD

Single Member District 2

Orenthia D. Mason

Cedrick L. Granberry Sr.

Single Member District 5 (unexpired term)

Barbara Ann Smith

Ross Strader

CITY OF WINONA

Mayor

Rusty Smith (I), 43, IT manager

Lyna Diane Strou, 46, Homemaker

Alderman, two places, at-large

Pat Schlau (I), 55, business owner

Michael Jones (I), 54, shop superintendent

Randy Haney, 65, retired

Robert Sabens, 66, unemployed

Rick Parker, 46, fire protection

WHITEHOUSE ISD

Place 1

Patrick D. Moran (I), 47, snack and beverage vending

Brent Bockmon, 43, business owner

Place 2

Howard Y. Patterson (I), 63, University of Texas Administration

Tom Connor, 53, sales

Place 3

Darrell Crymes (I), 58, carpenter

Hank Gilbert, 54, self-employed

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE

District 2

Jeff Smith (I), 48, owner of Smith Towing

Kara Hancock, 43, president and owner of Gourmet Gardens

Darrell Prcin, 59, retired

JACKSONVILLE ISD

Place 3

Pamelia Franklin Adams, self-employed

Jimmy Brown (I), self-employed

Al Chavira, self-employed

Place 4

Ann Chandler, retired

Cassie Devillier, housewife

RUSK ISD

Two at-large school board seats

Bruce Bradley (I), 47, Texas state trooper

Teresa Phifer, 45, APS Investigator specialist

John Hood, 38, manufacturing

One unexpired at-large school board seat

Tracy Session, 48, licensed Vocational Nurse

Sheila Bradley, 40, assistant principal

Frank G. Dobrovolny, 39, attorney

 

WOOD COUNTY

ALBA-GOLDEN ISD

Three at-large school board seats

Danny Curts, 48, self-employed

Ronnie Morrow, 43, self-employed

Joey Hooton (I), 39, firefighter

Jason Stovall, 33, Sabine River Authority

Ed Teel (I), 56, retired

CITY OF HAWKINS

Mayor

Tom Parker, 74, retired

Wayne Kirkpatrick, 71, retired

Will Rogers, 46, Owner of Will Rogers Coffee Shop

HAWKINS ISD

Two at large school board seats

Wende Haney (I), 43, office assistant

Robbie White, 45, office manager

Janice Vonner, 50, retired teacher

Josh Whitener, 31, accountant

MINEOLA ISD

Two at-large school board seats

John Abbott (I), 61, educator

Tom Perkins, 44, director

Kyle L Gully (I), 47, physician

CITY OF QUITMAN

Local options:

To legalize “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

To legalize “the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.”

City Council

Three at-large seats

Toni Cole (I), 50, records clerk

Arnie Spiers (I), 49, director of operations

David Dobbs (I), 47, supply chain executive

Kevin Gilbreath, 41, teacher

CITY OF WINNSBORO

Two city council seats, at-large

Mary Smith, 63, retired

Randy Parrish, 34, technology director

Dennis Whitehurst, 43, drilling fluid engineer

WINNSBORO ISD

Three at-large council seats

Chris McElyea (I), 51, retired postmaster

Robert Langhoff (I), 46, rancher and farmer

Sandra Strickland (I), 64, retired teacher

Barry McKee, 41, physician assistant

Brian Busby, 43, farmer

 

VAN ZANDT COUNTY

CITY OF CANTON

Proposition 1:

To legalize “the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption only.”

Proposition 2:

To legalize “the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certification holders only.”

Three seats city council seats, at-large

Marilyn Burrage, 67, retired

Cindy Malouf, 52, banking

Scott Perkins, 46, self-employed

Shawn R. Stewart, 47, self-employed

Jerry (Yogi) Yarborough, 73, retired

CANTON ISD

Place 7

Reagan L. Sumner, 48, firefighter

Darryl Jeanes, 52, firefighter

CITY OF EDGEWOOD

Mayor

Charles Prater (I), 47, firefighter

Stephen Goode, 63, retired

Place 2

Alan Roush, 66, winery operator

Angela Pedersen, 46, business owner

CITY OF GRAND SALINE

Local options:

To legalize “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

To legalize “the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.”

CITY OF VAN

Proposition 1:

To legalize “the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption only.”

Proposition 2:

To legalize “the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certification holders only.”

Alderman, Place 4

Jack Perry (I) 85, retired

Don Smith, 47, self-employed

Alderman, Place 5

Al “Mac” McCarty (I), 78, Realtor

Ted Mitchell Jr., 46, exercise specialist

CITY OF WILLS POINT

City Council, two at-large seats

Jerry D. Wheeler, 55, city of Wills Point water superintendent

Mike D. Jones (I), 59, business owner

John Foster, 41, machinist

Greg Phillips, 54, electrician

Wade Emerson, 46, irrigation and landscape

WILLS POINT ISD

Place 6

Dyde Manning, III (I), 54, owner of Van Zandt Steel

Ivan Reyes, 31, vice principal

Place 7

Tim Patterson, 61, retired educator

Jeanne Deen, 37, business owner

 

RUSK COUNTY

CITY OF KILGORE

Place 1

Steve Alexander, 58, Kilgore ISD Food Service Manager

Merlyn Holmes, 57, executive Director of East Texas Treatment Center

Place 3

Neil Barr (I), 76, retired

Phil Patterson, 61, retired

Daniel Gantt, 46, self-employed

Place 4

Bobby Hale, 54, manager at Good Shepherd Medical Center

Lori Weatherford, 51, training specialist

CITY OF OVERTON

Place 3

Jimmy Jennings (I), retired

Jerry Clark, retired coach

Place 5

Pat Beets (I), Postal Service employee

Matt Prosser, Editor Henderson Daily News

TATUM ISD

Place 6

Roger Gonzalez (I), 46, insurance agent

Stephen K. Skinner, 41, owner of Skinner’s Corner Store in Lakeport

Place 7

Karen McIlwain (I), 49, banker

Fred Grindle, 42, Vice President of Quality & Environmental at Norris Cylinder

CITY OF TATUM

The renewal of a local sales and use tax in the City of Tatum, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

 

ANDERSON COUNTY

CITY OF ELKHART

City Council

Place 3

Lucia Butler (I), 65, retired

Billy Jack Wright, 60, retired

Ty Woodall Jr., 31, self-employed

CITY OF PALESTINE

District 1

Ricky Minton, 36, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Adam Harding, 48, Wal-Mart store manager

District 4

Harvey Joe Baxton, 67, retired city marshal

Kenneth Davidson, 53, retired

Joseph Thompson, 38, Realtor

 

HENDERSON COUNTY

CITY OF ATHENS

Place 2

Carol Barton (I), 81, retired

Joe Whatley, 51, president, Uticor Corp.

Place 3

Aubrey Jones (I), 60, attorney

Charles Elliott, 65, investments

Place 4

Elaine Jenkins (I), 64, AISD transportation

Kobler (Tres) Winn, 52, safety representative

Proposition: Approve ordinance to abolish Athens Municipal Water Authority

Water authority board director, 2 positions

Ed Gatlin, 53, (I) manager, Van Zandt Country Club

Greg Hisey, (I) 64, part-time

Mike Peek, 63, instructor

Billy Carter, 42, family nurse practitioner

CITY OF CHANDLER

City council, three positions

Marvin E. (Gene) Giger (I), 73, retired

Mary Janice (Janeice) Lunsford (I), 71, retired

Donald Leon (Don) Daniell (I), 76, retired

Joseph Michael Chandler, 52, business owner

James Clarence Allison, 70, retired

GUN BARREL CITY

Mayor

Paul Eaton (I), 71, retired

Jim Braswell, 72, retired

CITY OF MABANK

Three positions

John Chappell (I), 31, dairyman

Dennis Terry (I), 59, self- employed

Shannon Steakly (I), 51, public relations

Jody Farrell, 38, firefighter

CITY OF MALAKOFF

City council, three positions

Vincent Bailey Jr. (I), 32, maintenance director

Jerrilyn Tarver (I), 58, retired

Gerry G. Savage (I), 81, retired

Dusty Bryant, 30, police chief

CITY OF TOOL

City council, three positions

Randy Whitehurst, 51, retired

Cindy Cloumch, 51, office manager

Mike Barr, 68, retired

Rick Williams (I), 56, paramedic

Fran Sonka (I), 83, retired

Kathryn Pinnell, 77, retired

A.J. “Red” Phillips, 89, retired

 

UPSHUR COUNTY

CITY OF BIG SANDY

Three at-large city council seats

Monica DeCuir (I), 58, retired

Rex Rozell (I), 55, right-of-way agent

John Worden (I), 56, plumbing contractor

Sue Jones, 73, retired

CITY OF GILMER

Proposition 1:

To legalize “the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

Proposition 2:

To legalize “the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certification holders only.”

NEW DIANA ISD

“Shall the board of trustees of the New Diana Independent School District in Upshur and Harrison counties, Texas be authorized to issue bonds of the District in the principal amount of $15,000,000 for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the District, property in the District sufficient, without limit as to rate or amount, to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds and the costs of any credit arrangements executed in connection with the bonds; said bonds to prices, and to bear interest at such rate or rates (fixed, floating, variable or otherwise and not to exceed the maximum rate permitted by law at the time of issuance of the bonds) as in its discretion the Board of Trustees shall determine?”

CITY OF ORE CITY

Voters are also deciding whether to renew the city’s 1/4 of one percent sales tax for street repairs.

At-large council seat, unexpired, 1-year term

Jeannette Orms (I, but in a different seat), 55, insurance agent

Steve Heim, 41, emergency medical technician