As voters head to the polls today for local primary elections, the ballot has been set for the upcoming May 10 election for local cities and school districts.
Because of a high number of uncontested races, only a handful of local municipalities and school districts will hold an election this year, meaning many incumbents across the county will retain their seats.
However, there are some local city and school races that have garnered attention.
The Argyle school district has a packed race for school board with six candidates — all of them newcomers. The top three votegetters will win a seat on the board. The district has asked voters to approve a $45 million bond package to address the district’s growth.
The open mayor’s race in Bartonville has also drawn two candidates, and five candidates have filed for two Bartonville council seats.
In November, Mayor Ron Robertson and Mayor Pro Tem James Farrell abruptly resigned, saying they did not agree with the direction the council was leading the town.
The city has been without a mayor ever since.
The last day to file or place an item on the ballot for the nonpartisan May 10 election was Friday.
Early voting for that election begins April 28 and election day is May 10.
Here’s a rundown of the candidates on the regional ballots:
Town of Argyle
Place 1: Incumbent Joey Hasty, 38, pilot
Place 3: Incumbent Joan Delashaw, 76; Eric Lamon, 55, retired business owner; Justin Davis, 42, training instructor
Place 5: Incumbent Marla Hawkesworth, 41, business owner; John Tuttini, 64, airline captain
City of Aubrey
Place 1: Incumbent Chris Rich, 36, who described himself as a customer engineer; Deborah Goin, 59, accounting
Place 2: Wayne Green, 69, retired; Chris Huber, 34, shop foreman
Place 3: Incumbent Brandy Pounds, 39, counselor; Sherri Wineberg, 33, respiratory therapist
Place 5: Incumbent Jeff Perry, 49, juvenile probation officer; Brandon Stinchcomb, 33, business owner
Propositions: Voters are being asked to decide whether to form a Municipal Development District. If approved, the move would allow the city to expand sales tax collections beyond city limits into its extraterritorial jurisdiction boundaries.
Town of Bartonville
Mayor: Bill Scherer, a council member and software engineer, 49; Doug Tobe, 58, certified public accountant
Place 2: Incumbent Norma Harrington, 64, real estate consultant; Jacyln Carrington, 59, therapist; Jason Small, 33, firefighter
Place 4: Incumbent Gary A. Marco, 74, retired; Betty Medlock, 59, director of publications
Town of Copper Canyon
Place 1: Incumbent Steven Hill, 49, accounting
Place 3: Incumbent Valerie Pearson, 36, Realtor
Place 5: Incumbent Dan Christy, 65, construction manager
City of Corinth
Place 1: Incumbent Randy Gibbons, 38, finance manager
Place 3: Incumbent Lowell Johnson, 55, retired
Place 4: Incumbent Joe Harrison, 74, retired
Town of Cross Roads
Mayor: Incumbent Steve Smith, 41, who works in loss prevention
Council At-Large: Incumbent Tony Russo, 75, retired
Town of Double Oak
Two Council At-Large seat: Incumbent, John Maynor, 64, retired; incumbent John Dondrea; Anita Nelson, 60, homemaker
Town of Hickory Creek
Mayor: Incumbent John Smith; additional details were unavailable
Place 2: Incumbent Richard DuPree; additional details were unavailable
Place 4: Incumbent Paul Kenney; additional details were unavailable
City of Krum
Place 1: Incumbent Paul Meine, 81, retired; Canda Ponthieu-Doyle, 31, social worker; Nick Vincent, 29, city of Denton financial administrator; Travis Giguere, 44, Denton County patrol deputy
Place 3: Jeremiah Hale, 28, state trooper; Justin Diviney, 39, utilities manager
Place 5: Incumbent Christine Rodriguez, 55, finance; Cody Carter, 36, Texas Department of Public Safety employee
City of Lake Dallas
Mayor: Incumbent Tony Marino, 59, professor
Place 2: Incumbent Mike McCaleb, 63, business owner
Place 4: Incumbent April Estrada, 27, process improvement analyst
Town of Little Elm
Place 1: J. Michael McCellan, 52, claim manager; David Taylor, 49, no occupation listed
Place 6: Audra Wadsworth, 46, senior analyst; Stephanie Shoemaker, 47, office manager
City of Oak Point
Three council at-large seats: Incumbent Lynn Harpold, 43, firefighter; incumbent Colleen Cameron, 46, business owner; incumbent Keith Palmer, 50, self-employed painter; Brian Boltz, 55, self-employed; Donald Lindemann, retired, 66; Kimberlyn O’Brien, 53, software vendor manager; Judith Camp, 70, risk manager
City of Pilot Point
Mayor: Incumbent Shea Patterson, 43, general manager
Place 1: Paul Young, 51, firefighter/paramedic
Place 4: Elise Rumbo, 37, inspector
Place 6: C.J. Hillard, 25, firefighter/paramedic
City of Sanger
Mayor: Incumbent Thomas Muir, 44, certified public accountant
Place 2: Joe Falls, 38, developer; Chris Prock, 30, chiropractor
Place 4: Incumbent James Chick, 51, financial adviser
Argyle school board
Running for three school board positions: William Wolfe, 36, sales; Steve Moore, 51, Oncor supervisor; John Bitter, 42, veterinarian; Kimberly Campbell, 40, mortgage operations manager; Craig Hawkesworth, 41, sales manager; Wes Timmons, 43, advisory service employee
Proposition: Voters will consider a $45 million bond package to be used for projects that incluce a new middle school, upgrades to athletic facilities and the high school, improvements to district technology, and new school buses.
Aubrey school board
Place 2: Incumbent Annette Crooks, 55, farm owner
Place 6: Incumbent Johnny Brogdon, 64, plumber
Place 7: Incumbent Colleen Dow, 50, computer programer; Jackie McBrown, 60, retired educator
Krum school board
Running for three board positions: Incumbent Mark Cofer, 49, territory sales manager; incumbent Terry Knight, 56, retired; incumbent Teddy Wiley, 42, information technology manager
Lake Dallas school board
Running for two school board positions: Incumbent David Stacy, 45, law enforcement; incumbent Tim Hicks, 46, self-employed
Pilot Point school board
Place 1: Incumbent Jerry Price, 49, quality department for local manufacturer
Place 2: Incumbent Melinda Street, 50, custom home builder
Ponder school board
Place 1: Incumbent Vangee Deussen, 53, principal
Place 2: Incumbent Jeff Chapman, 45, sales management
Place 3: Incumbent Brandi Jackson, 42, no occupation listed
Sanger school board
Place 1: Incumbent James Howard, 43, mortuary/crematory owner
Place 6: Incumbent Brad Watts, 46, electric line supervisor
Place 7: Dale Gleason, 41, veterinarian; Jeff Morris, 53, manager
Staff writer Britney Tabor contributed to this report.
JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @JDHarden.