Candidate filing period begins Jan. 15 for general elections in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

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

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

The candidate filing period began Jan. 15 for the May 2 general election. Candidates have until Feb. 14 to file the proper paperwork with local election officials.

The cities of Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth will see a number of local elections take place, including mayor and City Council Places 5 and 6 in Keller; and three council members in the city of Roanoke, representing Wards 1, 2 and 3.

In addition, the Keller ISD Board of Trustees will hold elections for Places 4 and 5, and Northwest ISD will hold elections for Board of Trustees Places 5, 6 and 7.


The May 2 general election in the city of Keller will ask voters to decide three at large positions on City Council along with Keller ISD Places 4 and 5.

Mayor Pat McGrail was last elected in June 2017, Place 5 Council Member Chris Whatley was elected in May 2017 and Place 6 Council Member Tag Green was elected in June 2017.

Keller ISD incumbents Chris Roof, Place 4, and Beverly Dixon, Place 5, were both both elected in May 2017 and have filed to seek re-election.

Candidate filings for city and school board elections will be updated as they become available. A complete list of city of Keller and Keller ISD candidates is available below. More election information can be found at or at


The city of Roanoke will hold elections for three City Council places May 2, including Holly Gray-Moore, Ward 1; Brian Darby, Ward 2; and Steve Heath, Ward 3.

Roanoke City Council is comprised of seven members, including the mayor and two council members from each of three wards in the city.

As of Jan. 15, both Darby and Heath have filed applications for re-election. More election information can be found at

Northeast Fort Worth

City Council elections will not take place for Fort Worth until May 2021, but Northwest ISD residents will have the opportunity to decide three board seats: Places 5, 6 and 7.

Place 5 trustee Steve Sprowls was elected in 2017, Place 6 trustee Lillian Rauch, who also serves as board secretary, was elected in 2014 and Place 7 trustee Ron Hastings was elected in 2018. More information on the 2020 NWISD general election can be found at A complete list of NWISD candidates who have filed for the May 2 general election is available below.

Candidates for the May 2 general election

Below is a running list of candidates who have filed for the May 2 general election for the cities of Keller and Roanoke as well as for Keller ISD and Northwest ISD. The list is current as of Jan. 24.

City of Keller, Mayor – Pat McGrail

City of Keller, Place 5 – Stephen G. Humenesky

Keller ISD, Place 4 – Chris Roof

Keller ISD, Place 5 – Beverly Dixon

City of Roanoke, Ward 1 – Holly Gray-Moore

City of Roanoke, Ward 2 – Brian Darby

City of Roanoke, Ward 3 – Steve Heath

Northwest ISD, Place 5 – Steve Sprowls

Northwest ISD, Place 6 – Lillian Rauch

Northwest ISD, Place 6 – Jennifer Zazula

Northwest ISD, Place 7 – Ron Hastings
By Ian Pribanic

Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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