By Brad Kellar
Voters will be heading to the polls again on May 2, to fill spots on city councils and school boards in Rockwall County.
Early voting for the elections is scheduled April 20-28.
Filing for most of the positions ended on Feb. 14, although there is still time for one unexpired term on the Royse City city council.
• Three incumbents, Trace Johannesen, Patrick Trowbridge and John Hohenshelt, are running unopposed for Places 2, 4 and 6 on the Rockwall City Council, so the city will be canceling the election, according to City Secretary Kristy Cole.
• Four candidates are in the running to fill the open Place 6 seat on the Rockwall Independent School District board. Peter Flores, Amy Hilton, Courtney Gober and Michael Townsend filed for the post.
•All of the candidates running for the Royse City city council are incumbents. Bruce Bradley filed for Place 2, Matt Wheatley filed for Place 4 and Tom Crowley filed for Place 6. None of the candidates were opposed for the positions.
Incumbent Mike Holder has filed for a special election to fill an unexpired term in Place 1 and as of Tuesday morning was also unopposed. Filing for the position will continue until March 3.
• Two seats are to be decided on the Royse City ISD Board Of Trustees. Incumbent Bobby Summers was unopposed in seeking reelection to the Place 1 seat.
Incumbent Place 2 member Christina Carrion also is seeking another term and will be facing Cindi Jobe and Eric Price.
• Two seats are also to be decided on the Fate city council. Three people are in the running for the Place 1 seat currently held by Tamara Fisher. John P. Brandt, Merle “Jake” Jacobson and Sean Demoe filed for the post.
Three people also filed for Place 3 on the council. Incumbent Ian Fields will be facing Heather Buegeler and Christopher Ash.
• Voters in McClendon-Chisholm will be deciding on the mayor’s post, while two incumbent city council members have already received new terms in office.
Incumbent Mayor Keith Short will face Valerie Bodart in the election, while Place 2 council member Nathan Hodges and Place 4 council member Jim Bloom are unopposed.
• The City of Heath will have no changes in its city council. Incumbent Mayor Kelson Elam and council members Donna Rolater and John Beaman are unopposed on the ballot.
“We will officially cancel our election at the February 25 city council Meeting,” said Heath City Secretary Norma Duncan.