School board elections set Saturday at Cumby, Yantis, Como-Pickton

From Staff Reports

May 9, 2008 - At least three local school districts will be holding school trustee elections Saturday.

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is not on the list. SSISD was not required to hold an election as incumbents Jacqueline "Jackie" Brice and Jack Chubb drew no challengers. Both will continue to serve another three years on the school board. This month, Brice began her third term on the board and Chubb his second.

Voters in school districts in Cumby, Como-Pickton and Yantis school districts will have some decisions to make Saturday, however.

Cumby

Voters in Cumby are being asked to choose three of the five candidates -- incumbents David Barrow and Renee Seely, candidate Keith Newsome and write-in candidates Shephanie Freeman and Jeff Kinsey --to fill three full-term seats on the board. The third incumbent, Lou Ann Petty, opted not to seek re-election this year.

Barrow has been on CISD's board since 1999; this month marks his 9th year of service with the district. Seely was elected to Cumby school board in 2005 and is seeking a second term, according to Cumby ISD administration officials. Newsome has previously served on the school board.

Como-Pickton

Como-Pickton voters will choose two of the five candidates to serve on three-year terms on Como-Pickton's board. Neither incumbent opted to file for re-election to the board.

On the ballot will be Brad Carr, Danny Cooksey, Shawn Carpenter, Jim Murray and Art Foster. The two candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the C-P Consolidated Independent School District board. Carr served on the board until 2007.

The election will be held Saturday, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Como-Pickton school cafeteria.

Yantis

In Yantis, five candidates vie for two full-term seats on Yantis' school board. The seats are currently held by Corey Ogle and Perry Shirley; neither is seeking re-election.

The three year seats will go to the two candidates receiving the most votes. Voters will be asked to choose two of the following: Kathy Pruden Lennon, Arlan Jaeger, Karen Dodge, Dwayne Attaway and Jason Burchfield.

Voters may cast ballots between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the Imogene Glenn building.

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