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Filing period ends Friday for local elections

The filing period for potential candidates for local municipal and school board elections will end at 5 p.m. Friday, February 18, for cities and schools in Hockley County and throughout Texas.

Early voting in these elections begins Monday, April 25 and will continue through Tuesday, May 3. Election day is set for Saturday, May 7.

Cities

In Levelland, city council positions for District A and District C are up for election.

City council terms are for two years, thus a city council election is held every year with council positions alternating. Last year, council elections were held for districts B and D.

Currently, Jim Myatt serves as city council member for District A and Breann Buxkemper serves as council member for District C.

Both incumbents, Myatt and Buxkemper have filed to run for their respective seats. Also, Devin Sonnenburg has filed to run as a candidate in the District A race.

Any citizen considering running for office can pick up a candidate packet from the office of the city secretary. This packet contains all the necessary forms needed to apply as a candidate, as well as information on campaign finance reporting, advertising and information on the city charter as it relates to council members.

These forms are also available on the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Ethics Commission websites.

Potential candidates for the position of District A and District C will be able to submit their application for a place on the ballot until 5 p.m. on February 18. Those applications need to be submitted to the city secretary.

The council seats are specific to the district that will be represented. In order to be a candidate, you will have to provide proof that you are a registered voter in the district that you will be representing.

For further information, contact Andréa Corley at 806-894-0113.

Smyer will have three spots up for election. The council members whose terms are expiring include Chris Bradberry and Jeff Riedel.

The mayor, Joe Riddle, will also be up for election this year.

Candidates can pick up applications and packets at Smyer City Hall, located at 202 Lincoln Street in Smyer.

Ropesville will have three municipal positions up for election this year. Those positions include the city mayor, Ward Two Place Two and Ward One Place One.

Currently, Brenda Rabel serves as the mayor of Ropesville, Mike Moore serves as the representative for Ward Two Place Two, and Trevor Kuiken serves as the representative for Ward One Place One.

Potential candidates can pick up candidate packets at Ropesville City Hall, located at 107 Hockley Main Street in Ropesville.

Anton will have three municipal positions up for election this year. Those positions include two council members and the mayor.

Currently, Blake Cate is the mayor of Anton, and Greg Hodges and Richard Alvarado serve in the seats that are up for election this year.

Potential candidates can pick up candidate packets at Anton City Hall, located at 400 Anton Memorial Circle in Anton.

The City of Whiteface will have every municipal seat up for election this year, three in a regular election and two in a special election.

The positions up for election in the regular election include the mayor and two aldermen. There will also be two aldermen positions up for election in a special election.

Currently, Judy Deavours serves as mayor for Whiteface and Dur Stockman and Bonnie Purcell hold the seats up for regular election.

Also up for election is the seat vacated by Jessica Boggs earlier this year and the seat held by James Solis, who was appointed to the position earlier this year.

Candidate packets are available at Whiteface City Hall, located at 404 N. Fillmore Street.

Morton will have three city positions up for election in 2022. The positions up for election include two council members and the mayor.

Currently, Sandra Elmore and Rick Levitt hold the council seats up for election and Kim Silhan serves as city mayor.

Potential candidates can pick up candidate packets at Morton City Hall, located at 201 E. Wilson Avenue in Morton.

Sundown will hold an election in 2022 for two council positions and the mayor’s seat.

Currently, Dennis Heatherly and Lonnie Geisler serve in the council seats up for election and Jonathan Strickland is the mayor of Sundown.

Potential candidates can pick up candidate packets at Sundown City Hall, located at 809 S. Slaughter in Sundown.

Election day for local municipal elections is set for May 7 in Texas with the last date to file as a candidate in the election set for February 18. Early voting will begin Monday, April 25 and go through Tuesday, May 3.

Schools

The South Plains College Board of Regents will hold an election for two positions, Place 3 and Place 4.

Currently, those seats are held by Mike Box and Ronny Alexander. As of Tuesday, only the incumbents had filed as candidates in the election.

Interested candidates can pick up an application packet from Nick Castillo, executive director of administrative services, in the administration building on the Levelland campus of South Plains College.

The Levelland ISD Board of Trustees will have four spots up for election this year, two in a special election and two in a regular election.
The special election will be for the District 5 and District 2 spots, which were appointed last year to David Noles, District 2, and Matt Buxkemper, District 5.

The regular election will be for District 1 and District 3. Those seats are currently filled by Joyce Johnson, District 1, and Rusty Gibson, District 3.

As of Tuesday, Joyce Johnson, District 1; and Matt Buxkemper, District 5, had filed to run in the upcoming election. Also, Mike Stafford and Drew DeArmond had both filed to run for the District 3 seat.

Interested candidates can pick up a candidate application packet from the administration office, located at 704 11th Street in Levelland.

Sundown ISD school board will have two spots up for election this year. Those seats are currently filled by Delwin Britton and Joe Hinson.

Interested candidates can pick up packets and applications at the Sundown ISD administration office, located at 701 School Street in Sundown.

The Ropes ISD school board will have two spots up for election this year. The seats are currently filled by Mike Metzig and Hector Delgado.

Interested candidates can pick up packets from the school’s business office, located at 304 Ranch Street, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Anton ISD school board will have three positions up for election in 2022. The seats are currently filled by Mandy Thomas, Shayne Hodges and Jr Alafa.

Interested candidates can receive packets and applications from the school’s business office, located at 100 Ellwood Boulevard in Anton.

Whiteface CISD will have three school board spots up for election this year. The seats are currently filled by Ryan Krutcher, Joey Alvarez and Matt Patterson.

Interested candidates can pick up packets and applications from the administration office, located at 401 Antelope Boulevard in Whiteface.

Smyer ISD will have two school board positions up for election this year. Those seats are currently held by Juan Ramirez and Darren Robertson.

Interested candidates can pick up applications at the administration building, located at 401 Lincoln Street in Smyer.

Morton ISD has three school board positions up for election this year. There will be a regular election held for seats held by Javier Velasquez and Lesli Willingham.

There will be a special election for the seat held by Gilbert Sepulbeda, as he was appointed to a vacant position last year.

Interested candidates can pick up applications at the business office at the Morton ISD administration building, located at 500 Champion Drive in Morton.

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