City, school board election seasons start as candidate filing begins for May 11 vote

A total of 16 positions on area city councils and school boards expire this year. The deadline for filing to run in the May 11 elections is 5 p.m. March 1. (Check www.impactnews.com/gcs for filing updates until then.)

Filings so far:

Westlake — Two-year terms expire for incumbents David Levitan, Carol Langdon and Rick Rennhack. Council member Michael Barrett's position is up for a one-year term because he was elected in a special election. Full terms are two years. No candidates had filed by mid-February. 817-430-0941, www.westlake-tx.org, or visit Town Hall at 3 Village Circle, Ste. 202, Westlake.

Grapevine — Darlene Freed, Place 4 and Mike Lease, Place 3 both have filed to run for re-election. Candidate Leon Leal has filed to run against Lease. Terms are for three years. 817-410-3182, www.grapevinetexas.gov, or visit City Hall at 200 S. Main St., Grapevine.

Southlake — Mayor Pro Tem Brandon Bledsoe is running for re-election to Place 3; Randy Williamson has filed for Place 4, held by Al Zito. Laura Hill has filed for Place 5, held by Jeff Wang. Terms are three years. 817-748-8400, www.cityofsouthlake.com; or visit City Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake.

Colleyville — Mayor David Kelly and council member Carol Wollin, Place 1, are running for re-election. Chuck Mogged Jr. and Chris Putnam are running for Place 2 — incumbent Michael Muhm is not seeking re-election. Terms are for three years. 817-503-1000, www.colleyville.com, or go to City Hall at 100 Main St., Colleyville.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD — Trustees Karen Deakin, Place 3 and Lisa Pardo, Place 4, have filed to run for re-election. 817-251-5200, www.gcisd-k12.org, or visit the Administration Building, 3051 Ira E. Woods Ave., Grapevine.

Carroll Independent School District — Candidates Matt Kormann and Sam Torolopoulos have filed to run for the position held by John Thane, Place 6; Bob Kemins has filed to run for the position held by Sherri Williams, Place 7. 817-949-8222, www.southlakecarroll.edu, or visit 2400 N. Carroll Ave., Southlake.

Key voting dates

  • April 11 — Last day to register to vote.
  • April 29 — First day for early voting in person.
  • May 7 — Last day of in–person early voting
  • May 11 — Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Information: 817-831-8683, www.tarrantcounty.com/elections