Northeast Tarrant

Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake candidates start filing for council, school board seats

Filing for local city and school board elections began Jan. 28.

Here is a look at who has filed for city council positions in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake, along with Carroll and Grapevine-Colleyville school board seats in the May 9 elections.

Colleyville City Council

Place 5 and Place 6 are the two seats up for election on the Colleyville City Council.

Incumbent and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Taylor, 62, filed for re-election of the Place 6 seat. Taylor has held that seat since 2006.

Resident Elizabeth Zeitlin, 47, filed for Place 5, currently held by Councilman Tom Hart, has no plans to seek re-election.


Incumbent Mayor William D. Tate, 72, an attorney, filed for re-election last week.

Places 1 and 2 on the City Council also are up for grabs.

Councilwoman Sharron Spencer, 66, filed for Place 2.

Southlake City Council

In Southlake, the Mayor and City Council Place 2 seat are up for election. Both Mayor John Terrell and Councilwoman Carolyn Morris have met the city’s limit of two consecutive terms.

John Huffman, 31, an operations manager and attorney filed for Place 2. Shawn McCaskill, 43, who currently sits on the Planning and Zoning Commission, filed for Place 2.

Carroll School District

Up for election on Carroll School District’s board are Places 4 and 5.

Place 4 and board president incumbent Read Ballew, 54, filed for re-election. Ballew has served two terms on the Board.

Erin Shoupp currently sits on Place 5.

Grapevine-Colleyville School District

Place 1 and Place 2 seats on the GCISD board are up for grabs in the May election.

Filing to retain her Place 2 seat is Becky St. John, 45, secretary.

Mark Assaad, 44, filed for the Place 1 seat that is currently held by Kimberley Davis, vice president.