Candidates interested in running in the Saturday, May 5, election for a variety of city and school board offices can begin filing for open seats Wednesday.

Filing applications will be accepted Wednesday through Feb. 16 for the general election May 5.

The last day to file for a place on the general election ballot is 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and the last day to register to vote is April 5.

City council races

  • Bellmead City Council

Three seats are on the ballot for the Bellmead City Council.

Residents interested in running can file for seats currently held by Precinct 3 council member Mark Pace, Precinct 4 council member William Ridings and at-large council member Gary Moore.

Applications are at the Bellmead City Hall, 3015 Bellmead Drive, in the city secretary’s office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Beverly Hills City Council

Terms for three, two-year seats end on the Beverly Hills City Council.

Residents can file to run for seats currently held by council members Joe Frank Holder, Tony Garcia and Michael Thompson.

Candidates can pick up an application and file to run at Beverly Hills City Hall, 3418 Memorial Drive, Beverly Hills. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Crawford City Council

Three terms come to an end on the Crawford City Council.

Each seat on the council is an at-large position and serves a two-year term. The incumbent seats up for election include Frances Roe, Terrence Smith and Jamie Burgess.

Candidate applications can be found at the Crawford City Hall, 6719 N. Lonestar Parkway, Crawford.

  • Hewitt City Council

Interested candidates can file for the seats currently held by Ward 1, Place 2 Wilbert “Walky” Wachtendorf, Ward 2, Place 2 Bill Fuller and Ward 3, Place 2 Steve Fortenberry.

All positions are for two-year terms.

Candidate applications can be found at cityofhewitt.com or at Hewitt City Hall, 200 Patriot Court, Hewitt. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Lacy Lakeview City Council

Candidates can file for the at-large seats currently held by Amy Hall and Patrick Bell. Council member Jerry Hall‘s seat is up for an unexpired term.

Council members serve a two-year term.

Candidate applications can be found at Lacy Lakeview City Hall, 501 E. Craven Ave. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Lorena City Council

Three seats expire in May for the Lorena City Council.

Incumbents currently holding those setas include J. Fagner, Jeff Linnstaedter and Kelly Yarbrough. Council members are elected annually at large for a two-year term.

Candidate applications can be found at 107-A S. Frontage Road, Lorena. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Mart City Council

Mart residents can file to run for two positions on the city council.

Terms end for seats held by Mayor Pro Tem Henry Witt III and Council members Kevin Schaffer and John Garrett.

Council members serve two-year staggered terms and are elected at large.

Candidate applications can be picked up at Mart City Hall, 112 N. Commerce St., Mart.

  • McGregor City Council

Terms for three seats on the McGregor City Council end, opening up the potential for newly elected officials.

Residents can file to run by the seats currently held by Ward 2 council member Paul Allison, Ward 4 council member Joe Leos, and Mayor Jimmy Hering, who represents Ward 6, per the city’s website.

Each seat is a two-year term.

  • Valley Mills City Council

Three seats are up on for the Valley Mills City Council.

Residents can file to run for the seats currently held by at-large council member Bill Lancaster, Seat No. 3 Rodney Nichols and Seat No. 5 Curtis Wiethorn.

  • Waco City Council

Candidates can file to run for the positions currently held by Mayor Kyle Deaver, District One Noah Jackson, Jr., and District Three John Kinnaird.

Council members are elected for two-year terms.

Candidate application packets are available in the city secretary’s office on the first floor of Waco City Hall, 300 Austin Ave., Waco. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Woodway City Council

Woodway residents can apply for two seats on the city council.

The terms end in May for seats currently held by council members Ward 3, Place 1 Gil Lillard and Ward 2, Place 1 Mike Tamberella.

Filing forms are available at Woodway City Hall, 822 Estates Drive, in the city secretary’s office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School district races

  • Bosqueville ISD

Candidates can file to run for three at-large positions currently held by board members Robby James, Jeff Bird and Heath Jackson. School board members serve a three-year term.

To apply, visit the Bosqueville ISD administration building, 7636 Rock Creek Road.

  • China Spring ISD

China Spring has three at-large seats open for this election. The seats are currently held by Vice President Jeff Bradburn, Secretary Jeff Garrett and board member Boyd Kent.

Each seat is a three-year term and while the seats are open to anyone, candidates will have to designate which place they’ll be running for in order to win the seat.

To apply, visit the China Spring ISD administration building, 12166 Yankie Road.

  • Connally ISD

Terms will be expiring for Board President Steven Carter, Vice President Greg Davis and trustee Mike Anderson this May. All three seats are at-large and are three-year terms. Applications may be picked up at the Connally Administration Building located at 200 Cadet Way in Waco.

  • Crawford ISD

Two at-large, three-year term seats currently held by Vice President Marvin Hickey and Assistant Secretary Michael Hazzard are on the ballot for Crawford ISD. Candidate packets are available for pick up at the Crawford ISD administration office, 200 Pirate Drive.

  • La Vega ISD

La Vega ISD has two at-large seats up for grabs in May. Candidates can file to run for Phil Bancal‘s seat, who currently holds the assistant secretary position, and board member Myron Ridge’s seat.

Board members serve three-year terms.

To pick up a candidate application, visit the La Vega administration building at 400 E. Loop 340 in Waco.

  • Lorena ISD

The three at-large, three-year term seats currently held by school board members Greg Hansen, Michelle Nicoletti and William Woody are on the ballot for Lorena ISD.

Candidate packets will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lorena ISD Administration building, 308 N. Frontage Road.

  • Marlin ISD

Terms expire this May for board members in District C and District D, but because state officials appointed a board of managers to take over the duties and power of elected body in February 2017, anyone elected won’t be able to serve on the board until the board of managers is removed by the state.

  • Mart ISD

Candidates can file to run for two at-large positions currently held by Secretary Sara Deike and Russell Carroll. School board members serve a three-year term.

To apply, visit the Mart ISD administration building, 700 Navarro Ave.

  • Midway ISD

Midway ISD has two at-large seats up for election this cycle, Place Three and Place Four. The seats are currently held by Bobby Deaton and Tom Pagel. The seats are three-year terms.

Candidate packets are available at the Midway ISD administration building, 13885 Woodway Drive.

  • Waco ISD

Candidates can file to run for the positions currently held by Board President Pat Atkins, board Secretary Norman Manning and District Two, Place Two board member Stephanie Korteweg.

School board members serve a three-year term.

To apply, visit the Waco ISD administration building, 501 Franklin Ave.

  • Valley Mills ISD

Three at-large seats, each for a three-year-term, will be on the May ballot for Valley Mills ISD. Candidates can file for seats currently held by board members Bret Hodges and Tammie Mann-Chrisman and Board Secretary Mike Jones.

Candidate packets will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley Mills ISD administration office, 1 Eagle Way.

Cassie L. Smith has covered county government for the Tribune-Herald since June 2014. She previously worked as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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