Candidates file paperwork for public seats in Coppell, Irving ahead of May 2 elections

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The filing period for the upcoming May general elections opened Jan. 15 and ends Feb. 14. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The filing period for the upcoming May general elections opened Jan. 15 and ends Feb. 14. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 to include new candidates.

Feb. 14 marks the filing deadline for candidates running in local elections.

Coppell and Irving city councils and school boards accepted candidate applications Jan. 15-Feb. 14. Election day is May 2.

Local governments with open seats include Coppell and Irving city councils and the school boards of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Coppell ISD and Irving ISD.

The city of Irving is also holding a bond election May 2.


See the list below for candidates who have filed applications to run for public office. This story is being updated as more candidates submit paperwork.

*indicates incumbent

Coppell City Council


Place 1: Cliff Long*

Place 3: Davin Bernstein

Place 3: Wes Mays*

Place 5: Jim Walker

Place 5: Erin Bogdanowicz

Place 5: John Jun

Place 7: Mark Hill*

Irving City Council


Mayor: *Rick Stopfer

Mayor: Olivia Novelo Abreu

Place 3: Mohammed Akbar

Place 3: Abdul Khabeer

Place 3: Mark Zeske

Place 5: *Oscar Ward

**Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD


Trustee at large: Les Black

Trustee at large: Cydnei Drake

Trustee at large: Juan Renteria

**Two at-large trustee positions are open on the CFBISD school board. CFBISD does not assign place numbers to trustees.

Coppell ISD


Place 4: Neena Biswas

Place 4: *Thom Hulme

Place 5: *David Caviness

Irving ISD


District 1: Charles David Nutt

District 1: Rosemary Robbins

District 2: Ginger Holland

District 2: Michael Kelley

District 2: Jose Luis Parra
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After reporting for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano paper for over two years, Gavin launched the Coppell, Valley Ranch and Las Colinas edition in October 2019. As editor, Gavin's beat includes transportation, municipal government, education and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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