Final City, Lubbock ISD, and Frenship ISD Candidate Filings
Monday was the filing deadline for candidates to run in the May Municipal elections in Texas.
In the City of Lubbock election, Tom Martin will run again for Mayor, 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.
Also, 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 the 67th Street address on his filing Monday afternoon, which is located in District 4. City Secretary Becky Garza said that her office does not have the authority to investigate anything past what is listed on the filing.
In District 6, Randy Sanders is running for the seat held by Jim Gilbreath, who chose not to run for reelection. Local attorney Latrelle Joy has filed to run against Sanders for District 6.
In Lubbock ISD, some Board of Trustees members have opponents. Gwen Reyna and Oralia “LaLa” Chavez are 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. 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 are incumbents. No new filings for the FISD school board positions were submitted Monday.