Filing starts for May 7 elections in North San Antonio suburbs, school districts

Hollywood Park residents attend a Jan. 8 forum at Voigt Center where they learned about volunteer civic opportunities, including elected office. (Courtesy town of Hollywood Park)
Hollywood Park residents attend a Jan. 8 forum at Voigt Center where they learned about volunteer civic opportunities, including elected office. (Courtesy town of Hollywood Park)

Hollywood Park residents attend a Jan. 8 forum at Voigt Center where they learned about volunteer civic opportunities, including elected office. (Courtesy town of Hollywood Park)

Filing for May 7 city council and school board elections began Jan. 19 and will end at 5 p.m. Feb. 18. Cities and school districts also have until Feb. 18 to order a special election for May 7.

Eligible Hill Country Village residents may apply for mayor or one of two council positions, Place 2 or Place 4.

Those posts are occupied by Gabriel Durand-Hollis, Matthew Acock and Neal Leonard, respectively.

Prospective candidates may call 210-494-3671 or visit City Hall at 116 Aspen Lane for more information.

Eligible Hollywood Park residents may run for mayor, or either the council Place 2 spot or the Place 4 position. Those seats are held by Oscar Villarreal, Debra Trueman and Delaine Hall, respectively.



Trueman has said she will not seek re-election. Hollywood Park residents may contact City Secretary Patrick Aten at 210-494-2023, ext. 221, or [email protected] for details.

Three at-large Shavano Park council seats held by Maggi Kautz, Konrad Kuykendall and Lee Powers will be up for election. If only three residents file for office, the election will be canceled.

Shavano Park residents may contact City Secretary Trish Nichols at 210-493-3478 or [email protected] for details. Each mayoral and council seat has a two-year term.

Additionally, three precinct board seats at the Trinity-Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District are up for election. The TGRGCD is responsible for conserving, preserving and protecting the Trinity Aquifer across far north Bexar County. Harris Dickey, Joe Silman and Jerry Forster represent precincts 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

Eligible residents interested in seeking a TGRGCD board post may get details by calling 210-698-1155, emailing [email protected] or visiting https://www.trinityglenrose.com.

Each mayoral and council office carries a two-year term; each water district board term carries a four-year term.

In the North East ISD, single-member districts 2, 3 and 7 will be on the ballot. Those seats are held by Terri Williams, Omar Leos and Sandy Winkley, respectively.

Leos won a 2020 special election to fill an unexpired term in District 3. Each NEISD board position has a four-year term.

Eligible NEISD residents interested in applying for a ballot spot may get details by calling visiting https://www.neisd.net/Page/26638 or emailing [email protected].

In Comal ISD, single-member districts 6 and 7 are up for election. Board Treasurer Marty Bartlett is the representative for District 6, which includes neighborhoods west of U.S. 281. Cody Mueller is the trustee for District 7, which includes neighborhoods east of U.S. 281.

Eligible CISD residents interested in applying for a ballot spot may get details by calling board Secretary Martha Miller at 830-221-2000 or visiting https://www.comalisd.org/apps/pages/elections or going to the CISD office at 1404 I-35 N., New Braunfels. Each CISD board position carries a three-year term.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.