See which seats are open in Keller, Trophy Club and Westlake as candidate filings for council, school board elections begin

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Candidate filing opens Jan. 19 for the May 7 election, with multiple council and school board seats up for election. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Candidate filing opens Jan. 19 for the May 7 election, with multiple council and school board seats up for election. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The first day to file for a place on the May 7 local election ballot opens Jan. 19.

Seats up for grabs are on Keller City Council, the town councils for Trophy Club and Westlake, and the board of trustees for Keller ISD and Northwest ISD.

Fort Worth City Council and Roanoke City Council do not have any seats open for the May election.

In Keller, City Council Place 3 and Place 4 are up for election, according to the city’s website. Currently, Sheri Almond holds Place 3, while Beckie Paquin holds Place 4. Both Almond and Paquin were first elected in May 2019.

Trophy Club Town Council Places 5 and 6 are up for election, the city’s website stated. LuAnne Oldham currently holds Place 5, while Philip Shoffner holds Place 6.


Westlake Town Council’s mayor and two council seats are up for election in May, according to the city’s website. Laura Wheat is the current mayor, while the seats of Council Members Alesa Belvedere and Rajiv Trivedi are up for election.

In Keller ISD, board of trustees Places 1, 2 and 3 are up for election, the school district’s website states. Place 1 is currently held by Craig Allen; Place 2 is held by Karina Davis; and Place 3 is held by Cindy Lotton.

On the Northwest ISD board of trustees, Places 3 and 4 are up for election, according to the school district’s website. Anne Simpson holds Place 3, and Judy Copp holds Place 4.

Filing for a place on the May 7 general election ballot closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 18, according to the state's election calendar. The last day to register to vote for the May 7 election is April 7. The first day of early voting in person starts April 25, while the last day is May 3. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 26.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.