Hughes Springs ISD, city to hold joint election
By: J. Leslie Riseden
HUGHES SPRINGS -- As the deadline to appear on the May ballot approaches, some local communities will be seeing new faces after the elections.
At the Feb. 13 meeting, the Hughes Spring ISD school board approved to hold a joint election with the city on May 6.
HSISD has three seats up for reelection in May. Places 1, 2 and 3 are currently held by Rick Nelson, Clint Morgan and Billy Willis, respectively.
Sources in the administration office report that Nelson and Willis have picked up their candidate packets, but stated Morgan is not expected to seek re-election. At least one candidate has already filed for Morgan’s Place 2 position on the board.
Potential candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 to register as a candidate. Write-in candidates have until close-of-business on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to register. A write-in candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot and may be written in by a voter only if the candidate has registered as a write-in candidate.
School board members are elected for three-year terms. Places 4 and 5 are up for re-election in 2018, while Places 6 and 7 expires in 2019.