Candidate filing for the May school board election began today with one incumbent filing for re-election in the Sulphur Springs school district.
Sulphur Springs Independent School District will be holding its school board election in conjunction with the Sulphur Springs City Council election on Saturday, May 9.
Two places on the SSISD board of trustees will be determined in the balloting.
Don Sapaugh and Judy Gillem are currently serving on the two slots on the board that are up for elections. As of 11:15 a.m. Monday, only one person, the incumbent Sapaugh, had signed up to run. He is serving as board president and is seeking a second term as a trustee.
Candidate filing for the May 9 election will continue through March 9. Those wishing to file should see election officer Judy K. Gregg in the tax office at the Sulphur Springs ISD Administration Building, located at 631 Connally St.
School trustees are slated during tonight’s board meeting to officially call the order of election for two trustees to serve full two-year terms. Also, the trustees are slated to approve two individuals to serve as election judge and alternate election judge for the May 9 election.
The two people who have been recommended to serve are Patty Morgan as election judge and Cecile Bagwell as alternate judge. Both are trained in election procedures.
Early voting in the school election will be conducted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 5, at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 125 South Davis St.
Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to Sulphur Springs City Secretary Gale Roberts at 125 South Davis St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Applications for ballots by mail should be received in Roberts’ office no later than the close of business on Friday, May 1.
Yantis, Como-Pickton, Cumby and North Hopkins ISD also are eligible to choose to hold trustee elections in May, along with the municipal elections, or to hold them in conjunction with county elections in the fall.
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