Spring is officially here and as Farmersville and surrounding areas emerge from the pandemic, a May 1 local election is nearing.
Early voting begins this coming Monday, April 19.
Local voters will decide three school board trustee positions, Place 3 on city council and a $65 million bond for Farmersville Independent School District construction projects.
On the ballot is a bond issue that would pay for expansion of Farmersville High School, of the junior high school, the intermediate school and Tatum Elementary School. The bond issue proposes to double the high school student capacity from 600 to 1,200 students. It would add classrooms, upgrade security at all campuses and would expand space for other activities.
FISD Superintendent Micheal French said that the bond would not spend any more than $65 million, but explained that apportioning those funds has yet to be finalized, pending submission and acceptance of bids for the project.
Four FISD incumbents have filed for re-election to the district’s board of trustees. Three of the incumbents will face challengers for the four-year terms. Tony Gray, board president, is running unopposed for Place 3.
Daniel Huff is challenging incumbent Paul Kelly for Place 1. Ben Mathews is challenging incumbent Dale Pickett for Place 2. Sandy Day and Bridget Justiss are challenging incumbent David Coleman for Place 4
Farmersville city council is holding its election for Place 1, 3 and 5, each a two-year term.
Incumbent Craig Overstreet is seeking re-election to Place 1 and is challenged by John Klostermann. Ted Wagner and Lance Hudson are running unopposed for Place 3 and 5, respectively.
See The Farmersville Times’ Voters Guide beginning on page 5A of this issue for more information on the candidates.
Early voting is scheduled to begin on April 19 and end on April 27. Registered voters may vote at any voting center in the county in both early or election day voting.
Locally, voters my cast ballots April 19 through 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or April 26 or 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Farmersville City Hall Council Chambers, 205 S. Main St., Farmersville.
For more information about local and state elections, visit Collin County’s election page: https://www.collincountytx. gov/elections/electioninformation/Pages/default.aspx, or go to votetexas.gov.
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