In the last few days before the deadline, challengers filed for two places on the ballot in the Keller school board election while three candidates filed for a single Northwest seat.Jack Davidson, a 56-year-old systems engineer, filed for Place 3 on Feb. 28. Davidson has lived in the Keller district for more than 10 years.Place 3 is currently held by Cindy Lotton, 58, an elementary school counselor completing her third term as trustee. Lotton filed for re-election in early February.Karina Davis, 43, filed for Place 2 on March 1. Davis, a director of employee benefits, has lived in the Keller school district for three years.Davis will face Board President Kevin Stevenson, who filed on Feb. 14. Stevenson, 51, a healthcare administrator, has been on the board since 2007.Incumbent Jim Stitt, 68, is unopposed in Place 1. Stitt, who retired from teaching several years ago, is completing his first three-year term.In the Northwest school district, three challengers have filed for Place 3, currently occupied by Daryl Laney, who did not file.Kyle Morris, 32, filed for the board of trustees on Feb. 20. He has lived in Haslet for a year and works in service management.Edward R. Mergenthal, Jr., a 39-year-old travel agency owner and consultant, filed on Feb. 20 and has lived in the Northwest school district since 2003.Anne Davis-Simpson, 59, filed for Place 3 on Feb. 26. Davis-Simpson works as an education professor and has lived in the district for almost 34 years.Place 4 incumbent Judy Copp is unopposed. Copp, 54, is a retired teacher and has lived in the district all her life. She is just completing her first year on the board.The election is set for May 11.
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