What Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake voters need to know for the May 7 election

The ballot includes races for mayor, city council and school board as well as state propositions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The ballot includes races for mayor, city council and school board as well as state propositions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The ballot includes races for mayor, city council and school board as well as state propositions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7 for the election that includes races for mayor, city council and school board in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake as well as two state propositions.

Voters in Tarrant County may cast a ballot at any polling location in the county on election day. Click here for a list of polling locations.

Colleyville's mayor and City Council Place 1 and Place 2 are up for election. Bobby Lindamood, Colleyville mayor pro tem and Place 2 council member, is one of the candidates running for mayor. His opponent is David Kelly, who was the mayor of Colleyville from 2005-16.

For Colleyville City Council Place 1, technology executive Amyn Gilani is running against homemaker Brandi Elder. Zac Bunn, who is the vice president of research and strategic partnerships at Johnsen Holdings, is running against George Bond, a self-employed oil and gas lease and mineral broker and owner of GLB Consulting LLC, for Colleyville City Council Place 2.

On the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees, Place 3 and Place 4 are up for election. Natico Management Corp. President Tammy Nakamura is running against Louie Sullins, Place 3 incumbent and certified plan fiduciary adviser. David Stine, a retired federal agent, will face off with U.S. Wholesale operations manager Kathy Florence-Spradley for Place 4.


Place 6 and Place 7 are up for election on the Carroll ISD board of trustees. Business developer Alex Sexton is running against homemaker Laura Durant for Place 6. Stephanie Williams, Love and Logic independent facilitator and barre instructor, is running against Place 7 incumbent Andrew A. Yeager, media sales director and adjunct professor at The University of North Texas.

The May 7 elections for Grapevine and Southlake city councils were canceled as none of the five races were contested.

In addition, voters will see two statewide propositions on the ballot. Although property taxes are already frozen for those with disabilities and those age 65 and older, Proposition 1 will ask voters whether to allow the Texas Legislature to provide additional tax relief from school districts for those elderly and disabled homeowners with frozen taxes.

Proposition 2 will ask voters whether to increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public schools from $25,000 to $40,000.

Every homeowner in Texas is already offered a $25,000 homestead exemption on property taxes from public school districts—meaning the first $25,000 of a home’s appraised property value does not count against a homeowner’s annual property taxes, according to Joshua Blank, research director of the Texas Politics Project for The University of Texas. If approved, that exemption for homeowners would be raised to $40,000.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.