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Ballot set for May 10 races

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By John D. Harden

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.