Candidate filing period nears end
02/18/2014 7:50 AM
02/18/2014 7:51 AM
With a little more than a week to go for candidates to file in municipal races, city council incumbents are unopposed in Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club and Haslet.
The Northwest ISD and the Keller ISD both have contested races for seats on their boards of trustees.
Three seats are up in Keller for the May election.
Pat McGrail, 68, filed for re-election for his position as mayor, a position he has held since 2007.
Running to keep his Place 5 seat is Councilman John Hoffman, 53, who has been office sine 2011.
Also, running for re-election is Place 6 incumbent Doug Miller, 48. Miller has been on the Council since 2011.
There are seats up for election this year in each ward in Roanoke.
Two Incumbents Brian Darby, 44, Ward 2, and Steve Heath, 56, Ward 3, filed the first day. Darby was elected in 2001 and Heath has been on the council since 1997.
Mayor Pro Tem Holly Gray-McPherson, 41, incumbent from Ward 1, filed Feb. 6.
Gray-McPherson was elected in 2002.
Place 4 and Place 5 on the Keller school board are on the May ballot.
Incumbent Craig Allen, 48, filed for re-election to Place 4. Allen, who lives in far north Fort Worth, has been a trustee since 2008 and is currently the board’s vice president.
Place 5 was vacated in July by Lara Lee Hogg who is moving out of the district, and two candidates have filed for that seat as of Feb. 14. Shane Hardin, 38, of far north Fort Worth, and Terry King, 46, from North Richland Hills, applied for a place on the ballot.
Tammy Ard, Trophy Club town secretary, said it is still too early to tell if there will be contested races.
"It is not unusual for us to have people file on the last day," Ard said.
Garrett Reed, 40, has filed for Place 2 on the Trophy Club Town Council. Reed, a real estate director, has lived in the town seven years.
On the first day of filing, realty company owner Jim Parrow, 66, entered the race for Place 1 on the Trophy Club Town Council.
Connie White, 67, has filed to keep her mayoral seat. She was elected mayor in 2009.
Candy Letica, 64, of Haslet has filed to run for Place 3. Letica has lived in Haslet four and a half years.
Incumbent Warren Robb, the mayor pro tem, has filed for Place 1. Robb, 70, has lived in Haslet for more than 21 years and has been on the Council since 2009.
No one has filed yet for Place 5, held by Pat Richey since 2002.
The Northwest Board of Trustees, which oversees a sprawling fast-growth school district, has two seats expiring in May. One of those incumbents, board President Mel Fuller, has filed to run for re-election in Place 7. Fuller, 48, is an educational administrator who lives in Trophy Club.
Place 5 incumbent Devonna Holland also filed for re-election. The 51-year-old Holland, a banking center manager, lives in Rhome. Challenger Jerry Burkett also filed for Place 5. The 38-year-old Burkett, an educator, lives in far north Fort Worth.
—Sandra Engelland and Mark Wright contributed to this report.
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