(Orange, Texas)

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February 15, 2014

Two weeks left to file for May elections

ORANGE — With less than two weeks remaining in the filing period for the May local elections, several races will now be on the ballot.

More filings have been made this week, which means there will be some elections for some area residents on May 10.

Filings this week include two new candidates, Ricky Blagburn and Shirley (Martin) Joseph for the West Orange-Cove CISD Board of Trustees, which means an election will be held as Ruth Hancock has already filed for one of the two open seats. Neither incumbent, Andrew Hayes or Tony Dallas, has refiled.

In the City of West Orange, incumbent Dale Dardeau has filed for the May 10 election. He joins incumbents Shirley Bonnin and Michael Shugart Sr. in seeking re-election. At this time, there are no other candidates for the three at-large seats.

In the City of Pinehurst, George “Mike” Anderson has filed for one of the three open at-large council seats. No other candidates have filed at this time. Also, incumbent Mayor J.L. “Pete” Runnels is unopposed.

In the City of Vidor, Jason Woodard, incumbent councilman of Ward 3, has filed for re-election.

The City of Rose City has had little activity thus far. With two weeks remaining, only appointed Mayor Bonnie Stephenson has filed for the election. Stephenson will seek to retain the Mayor seat she was appointed to in early February for the remaining one-year of the current term. No other candidates have filed for the three open council seats or the vacant council seat, which is also only a one year term.

Incumbents Randy McIIwain and Marlene Courmier have both filed this week to seek re-election to Board of Trustees for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District. There is no opposition at this time.

Former Vidor city councilman Trey Haney has filed for a position with Orange County Water Control and Improvement District 1 in the Vidor area, while, in District 2, which serves the West Orange area, incumbent Glenn Curran has filed for re-election.

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