Deadline for Municipal Election Filings Monday [Final Filing List]
Update: 5:48 p.m. Monday: Longtime Lubbock High English Teacher Sara Duncan has filed to run against incumbent Dan Pope for District 5 Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees. Oralia Chavez has also filed to run against District 1 LISD Board Member Mario Ybarra.
Update: 4:53 p.m. Monday.
Dwight Fullingim held a press conference at 4 p.m. Monday at City Hall to announce his candidacy for District 4.
The Lubbock County Appraisal District website lists Dwight and Frances Fullingim’s address as 4807 87th Street in Lakeridge since 2006, which is the property for which Fullingim has a homestead exemption listed. That particular homesteaded property is in District 5.
There is a property listed under the name J. Worth Fullingim located at 3024 67th Street, which was owned by Dwight Fullingim’s brother who died in January of this year. Fullingim used that address on his filing Monday afternoon.
City Secretary Becky Garza said that her office does not have the authority to investigate anything past what is listed on the filing paperwork.
Fullingim ran against U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer as a Democrat in 2008.
Only a few more days remain to file to run in the May Municipal elections in Texas.
The filing deadline for candidates is Monday, March 5th, and some candidates are lining up to oppose current incumbents in the area.
In the City of Lubbock election, Tom Martin will run again for Mayor, and is challenged by Glen Robertson. In District 2, Councilman Floyd Price is currently running unopposed. In the District 4 race, current Councilman Paul R. Beane will face off against James Gerlt. Dwight Fullingim will announce his candidacy for District 4 at 4 p.m. Monday. In District 6, Randy Sanders is currently running unopposed for the seat currently held by Jim Gilbreath, who chose not to run for reelection. Also running for District 6 is Latrelle Joy, a local attorney.
In Lubbock ISD, there are some opponents for some Board of Trustees members. Gwen Reyna is running against incumbent Mario Ybarra for District 1 and Vernita Woods-Holmes is currently running unopposed for District 2. In the special election for District 3, recently appointed Trustee Mark Blankenship and Eddie Kirkpatrick have filed to run. Former Longtime Lubbock High English teacher Sara Duncan has filed to run against incumbent Dan Pope in District 5, and Ruby Tanner has filed to run against incumbent Melissa Collier for the At-Large position.
Frenship ISD has four school board positions up for election, and all races are currently unopposed. David R. Miller is running for Place 5, Jolyn Wilkins is running for Place 6, Kelley Grimes is running for Place 7, and Kyle Rogers is running to fill the unexpired 2-year term in Place 3. All candidates for the Frenship ISD elections currently hold the positions for which they are running.