After one week of filing, no candidates or incumbents have filed an application for a place on the ballot in Rose City. This includes incumbent officials such as Mayor David Bush and councilmen Hernando Ramos and Chad Landry.
Filing is usually slow and steady in the city of Pine Forest, but not this year. Through Wednesday, incumbents Joey Peno and Jason Dunwoody, mayor and Place 5 councilman, respectively, have officially announced they will seek re-election.
Resident Darrell E. Talcott has submitted his name for the May election for the Place 1 seat, which is currently held by John Davis. Davis has yet to file.
Four Orange County school districts will have Trustees with terms expiring this may, but only, thus far, looks to have an election on the horizon.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District will have a race between two new candidates seeking the seat in Position 7, which is currently held by Jason Woods. Candidates Ron Borel and Blake Istre have filed for a place on the ballot. Woods has not yet filed.
Incumbent Rex Peveto, Position 6, has filed for re-election but is currently unopposed.
All three incumbents - Rebbeca Rutledge, Place 3; Thad Hill, Place 4; and Jerry McInnis, Place 5 - have filed applications and will seek re-election to the BCISD Board of Trustees. They are currently unopposed.
Three at-large seats are open for filing on the West Orange-Cove CISD school board, but, as of Wednesday, no one has filed for a place on the ballot, including incumbents Harry Barclay, Ricky Jacobs and Hardy O’Neal.
The Vidor Independent School District will have three positions open for filing for the May election, and, so far, one new candidate has come forward as Dennis Hill will run for the Position 3 seat currently held by Sheila Sarver.
Sarver has yet to file for the May 11 election, nor have incumbents Mike Kilmer and Michael C. Quinn, Position 4 and Position 5, respectively.