Candidates begin filing to run for local office in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

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Candidates began filing Jan. 15 to run for election for various seats. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Candidates began filing Jan. 15 to run for election for various seats. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run for local office in the May 2 general election. Prospective candidates must file by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to appear on the ballot.

Other important dates to remember include April 2, the last day for residents to register to vote, and April 20, the first day of early voting.

Several people have already filed for seats on Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake city councils as well as for seats on the Carroll ISD school board.

Grapevine

Place 5 Council Member Chris Coy and Place 6 Council Member Duff O’Dell have filed for re-election.


Colleyville

Place 3 Council Member Kathy Wheat and Place 4 Council Member George Dodson have filed for re-election.

Southlake

Sabreena Hakemy and Kathleen Talley have both filed to run for the Place 1 seat, which is held by Council Member Shahid Shafi. Shafi is approaching the end of his second term. Southlake’s term limit prevents him from seeking a third consecutive term.

"It was an honor to serve the community for the past six years," Shafi said in an email.

“While serving on the City Council, I gave voice to those who did not have a voice, and tried my best to help everybody who reached out,” he said. “I intend to continue serving our community in other roles.”

Council Member Christopher Archer's Place 6 seat is also up for election in May. He announced on social media Jan. 15 he will not seek re-election.

Former Council Member Randy Williamson, who stepped down last year because of term limits, filed for Archer's seat.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Coley Canter, Lori Crenshaw and Tommy Snyder are competing for the Place 5 seat on the GCISD board of trustees. Current trustee Jesse Rodriguez announced Dec. 16 he will not seek re-election.

Current Trustees Doug Noell and Jorge Rodriguez filed for re-election. Noell is running against challenger Casey Ford for the Place 6 seat, and Jorge Rodriguez is running against challenger Cacy Tischer for the Place 7 seat.

Carroll ISD

Three candidates have filed to run for Place 1, 2 and 3 seats on the CISD school board by the end of the day Jan. 15.

Place 1 trustee Michelle Moore and Place 3 trustee Sheri Mills will appear on the May ballot. Place 2 trustee Bradley Taylor, on the other hand, indicated he will not seek re-election.

“It’s been an amazing 6 years,” Taylor stated in an email. “As my daughters are becoming more involved with school and social activities, I want to be able to walk through more of the experiences [with them], whether to continue to coach volleyball or be the dad carpooling to all activities. They will be out of school soon, and I want to have that balance to support them.”

Eric Lannen has filed for Taylor's seat.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated Jan. 28 to include new candidates who have filed to run for the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school board. It will be updated as more candidates file for the May 2 election.


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