Filing period now open for Richardson ISD board of trustees election

The candidate filing period for the May 1 Richardson ISD board of trustees election will remain open until Feb. 12.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The candidate filing period for the May 1 Richardson ISD board of trustees election will remain open until Feb. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The candidate filing period for the May 1 Richardson ISD board of trustees election will remain open until Feb. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The filing period for those interested in running for Richardson ISD's board of trustees opened Jan. 13.

The board’s Single-Member District 1 seat and At-Large Place 7 seat are both scheduled to be on the ballot in May. Incumbents in both of those seats have announced they do not plan to seek re-election.

District 1 trustee Jean Bono made her announcement Jan. 7, while At-Large Place 7 trustee Kim Caston announced her decision during the board’s Jan. 11 meeting.

Richardson City Council Member Steve Mitchell announced his intention Jan. 5 to run for the at-large seat. Mitchell, who is also a former mayor of Richardson, will reach his term limit on council in May.

No candidates had filed as of 4 p.m. Jan. 13, according to the district's website. The filing window for the May 1 election will remain open until Feb. 12.


Board members in RISD serve three-year staggered terms and are not subject to term limits. Five of the seven seats on the board are chosen by registered voters of specific districts, while the remaining two seats are elected at-large. This is the result of a lawsuit settled in early 2019 that accused the board of Voting Rights Act violations.

Early voting for the May 1 election is scheduled to take place April 19-April 27.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.