Place 1 is currently held by Board President Tammy Richards, who decided not to run for re-election. Seeking the seat are Shafik Ben Guesmia, the chief executive officer of contract management firm Cemendus Inc.; Lauren Tyra, a venture capital scientific analyst; and Semida Voicu, a small-business owner.
In the Place 2 race, incumbent Angela Powell is being challenged by Ajikwaga Felli and Dayna Oscherwitz. Powell, the chief executive officer of Powell Advantage, is seeking her second four-year term on the board. Felli is a dentist and co-owner of Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, while Oscherwitz is a professor of francophone studies and assistant provost for general education at Southern Methodist University.
The Place 3 race is between incumbent Nancy Humphrey and challenger Lynn Walling. Humphrey, who is a retired former certified public accountant and former executive director of Hendrick Scholarship Foundation, is seeking her fourth consecutive four-year term on the board. Walling works in local small-business employment.
The Place 6 race sees incumbent Jeri Chambers facing off with newcomer Marilyn Loughray. Chambers, who is a donor relations officer for Collin County for Communities Foundation of Texas, was appointed to Place 6 in January 2018 and was elected to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term in May 2019. Loughray works as an insurance business analyst and Realtor.
More detailed candidate Q&As are available at communityimpact.com.
Denton County voters must cast ballots in their assigned precinct location while Collin County voters may cast ballots at any vote center in their county. For a list of polling places, click here for Denton County or here for Collin County.
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