Candidate filing period open for LISD trustee elections

The filing period for candidates wishing to run for one of the three Leander ISD trustees’ seats on the Nov. 3 ballot opened July 20. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
The filing period for candidates wishing to run for one of the three Leander ISD trustees’ seats on the Nov. 3 ballot opened July 20. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The filing period for candidates wishing to run for one of the three Leander ISD trustees’ seats on the Nov. 3 ballot opened July 20. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Note: This story has been updated with trustee Grace Barber-Jordan stating July 24 that she will not run for reelection.

The filing period for candidates wishing to run for one of the three Leander ISD trustees’ seats on the Nov. 3 ballot opened July 18.

At-large seats for Places 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot. Those seats are currently held by Pam Waggoner, Grace Barber-Jordan and Jim Mackay, respectively. Mackay plans to run for re-election, but Waggoner and Barber-Jordan said they will not run again.

LISD offices are closed to the public due to coronavirus concerns, so candidates wishing to file before the deadline need either to fax 512-570-0048 or to mail documents to: Attn. Donna Lincke, Leander ISD, P.O. Box 218, Leander, TX 78646.

The Leander ISD Elections Office, located at 204 W. South St., Leander, will be open Aug. 17—the final day candidates may file—from 1-5 p.m. Candidates wishing to drop off their documents in-person may do so during that time, according to the LISD elections page.


According to the LISD elections office, candidates must file two documents, both of which are available for download: an Application for a Place on the ISD General Election Ballot and an Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate.

Candidates are also required to file semiannual campaign finance reports to the LISD Elections Office.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be at least 18 years old on the day their elected term begins. They must be registered to vote, have never been convicted of a felony and have lived in Texas for one year and LISD for six months. A complete list of candidate eligibility requirements is available at this link and on theLISD website.

LISD also has a frequently asked questions page as well as a fact sheet for candidates unfamiliar with running for an LISD trustee seat.

Trustees are elected to four-year volunteer terms. The other four trustees—Places 1, 2, 6 and 7—will be up for election in 2022.


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