See who has filed so far in Keller, Trophy Club for council, school board elections

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Candidate filing for the May 7 general election opened on Jan. 19 and close on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Candidate filing for the May 7 general election opened on Jan. 19 and close on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Candidates are continuing to file for a place on the May 7 local election ballot for city council and school board seats.

Positions are open on the Keller City Council, the town councils for Trophy Club and Westlake and the boards of trustees for Keller ISD and Northwest ISD. The filing period opened Jan. 19.

As of 5 p.m. Jan. 28, here are the candidates who have filed to run for elective office.

In Keller, City Council Place 3 and Place 4 are open. Currently, Sheri Almond holds Place 3, while Beckie Paquin holds Place 4. According to the city’s website, both Almond and Paquin have filed for re-election to their respective seats.

Trophy Club Town Council places 5 and 6 are up for election. LuAnne Oldham holds Place 5, and Philip Shoffner holds Place 6. Oldham has filed for Place 5, while Stephen Flynn and Wendie Bailey have filed for Place 6, Trophy Club’s website states.

In Keller ISD, places 1, 2 and 3 on the board of trustees are up for election. Place 1 is held by Craig Allen; Place 2 is held by Karina Davis; and Place 3 is held by Cindy Lotton. According to the district’s website, Craig Allen and Micah Young have both filed for Place 1.

In addition, Karina Davis and Joni Shaw Smith have filed for Place 2, while Sandi Walker and Chris Coker have filed for Place 3, the website states.

On the Northwest ISD board of trustees, places 3 and 4 are up for election. Anne Simpson holds Place 3, and Judy Copp holds Place 4. Stacey Bauer has filed for Place 3 and Copp for Place 4, according to Northwest ISD’s website.

Westlake Town Council’s mayor and two council seats are also up for election in May. Laura Wheat is mayor, while the seats of Council Members Alesa Belvedere and Rajiv Trivedi are up for election. Information on candidate filings was not available from Westlake.

Filing for a place on the May 7 general election ballot will close 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 is 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.