Voters decide city councils, school boards

Posted 4/29/21

Wood County voters have several choices to make in the Saturday, May 1 city council and school board elections.

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Voters decide city councils, school boards


Wood County voters have several choices to make in the Saturday, May 1 city council and school board elections.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Citizens of Mineola will choose a mayor.

Current council members Jayne Lankford and Sue Jones have filed to replace Kevin White, who did not seek reelection.

The result will create a council vacancy, while the losing candidate can remain on the council for the remaining year of her term.

Two new council members will be Jack Newman and Terry Dennis Eaton, who will replace Greg Hollen and Polly Jones, neither of whom sought reelection. Mitchell Tuck did not draw an opponent for reelection to his seat.

Three men are seeking two Mineola school board seats, including incumbent Jay McGough, Robbie Ballard and Douglas Coffman. Daniel Louderman did not seek reelection.

Voting in both Mineola elections will be at Mineola City Hall.

Quitman also has a mayor’s race, with incumbent Randy Dunn and former mayor and council member J.R. Evans.

Three candidates are seeking two city council seats, the incumbents Brad Medlin and David Dobbs along with Pam Bowdoin.

Six candidates have filed for three Quitman school board seats: Michael E. Hipp II, Dustin Emerson, Royce Patterson, Jeremy Smith, Mike Pence and Brook Rogers. Smith, Paterson and Hipp are incumbents.

Voting in both Quitman elections will be at the Carroll Green Civic Center.

Alba-Golden voters will pick two school board members from three candidates, including Sancy Baker and incumbents Mike Ragsdale and Grant Sadler.

Voting will be at the AGISD administration building.

Four candidates are seeking three positions on the Yantis School Board: Carrie Hurley, Ashly Vivion, Stacey Batchelor and incumbent Tyra Dee Gilbreath Kenemore.

Voting will be at Glenn Elementary.

Winnsboro voting will be at the civic center. Andrea Newsom and Michael Jaynes are running for mayor. Joan Morris, Cris Columbus, CJ Thatcher and Cory Miller are running for two council seats. Duncan McAdoo, Marsha Duffey and Chip Brown are seeking two school board seats.

Hawkins has a school bond election, with two propositions, $9.6 million for school buildings and $2.175 million for athletic facilities. Voting is at Hawkins High School.

City council terms are two years and school board positions serve for three years.