Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

City, public school to hold elections this May

Two local governments will hold contested elections this spring after competitive races emerged for the Clarendon City Council and the Clarendon school board.

When the Friday deadline passed for candidate sign-ups, the City of Clarendon had three men vying for two open Aldermen positions. Alderman Nathan Floyd signed up for re-election, and Britton Hall and Jacob Fangman also chose to run for office.  Alderman Doug Kidd choose not to seek re-election.

Mayor Sandy Skelton is unopposed in his re-election bid.

At Clarendon ISD, Trustees Weldon Sears and Reneé Mott will be joined on the ballot by Zack Robinson as the three run for two seats on that board.

Four other local boards did not draw enough candidates to have contested races, and one of those boards did not even draw enough interest to fill all the available seats.

The Hedley ISD Board of Trustees will have incumbents Cindy Lambert and Troy Monroe returning to the board, but a third position is vacant and drew no interest. Superintendent Colby Waldrop says the board will now have to appoint someone to that seat.

In Howardwick, Mayor Mike Rowland and Alderman Eric Riddle will serve another term and will be joined on the board by Shelley Williamson after Alderman Gail Leathers choose not to run again.

All of the incumbents have signed up for re-election at the City of Hedley, including Aldermen Carrie Butler, Kathy Spier, and Tonya Metcalf for full terms and Alderman Guy Watt for the remainder of his unexpired term.

All three incumbents have filed for re-election on the Donley County Hospital District Board. Those officials are Wayne Tubbs – Place One, Jeff Robertson – Place Two, and Melinda McAnear – Place Three.

Elections will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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