Council, trustee places, $65M FISD bond up for vote

by | Apr 22, 2021 | Latest

Voters have a few more days to cast ballots during early vot­ing, or on election day, May 1.

Early voting began Mon­day and will continue through April 27.

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 in the April 15 edition for more information on the candidates.

Registered voters may vote at any voting center in the county in both ear­ly or election day voting.

Locally, voters my cast ballots through April 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/election_in­formation/Pages/default.aspx, or go to votetexas.gov.

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