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February 23, 2013

May election takes shape with one week remaining in filing period


ORANGE — Pine Forest

Filings for the City of Pine Forest happened all at once, at the beginning of the filing period, and none since that time.

Incumbent Mayor Joe Peno and Jason Dunwoody, Place 5 incumbent, have both filed for re-election, while candidate Darrell E. Talcott has filed for the Place 1 seat currently held by John Davis, who has yet to file.


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District looks to have an election this May as two new candidates, Ron Borel and Blake Istre, face off for the Position 7 seat, which is currently held by Jason Woods. As of Friday, Woods has not filed for re-election.

Rex Peveto has filed for re-election to the Position 6 seat and remains unopposed as of Friday.

Vidor ISD

The Vidor Independent School District will once again be having an election in the month of May.

Candidates Dennis Hill and David Camp have both filed for the Position 3 seat on the Board of Trustees and will apparently face one another this May. Sheila Sarver, the Position 3 incumbent, has not filed for another term as of Friday.

Mike Kilmer, the Position 4 incumbent, is currently unopposed in his bid for re-election and the Position 5 seat, currently held by Michael Quinn, remains open with no filings at all.

Bridge City ISD

All incumbents on the Board of Trustees in the Bridge City Independent School have filed for re-election.

Rebecca Rutledge, Place 3, Thad Hill, Place 4, and Jerry McInnis, Place 5, have all filed for another term and all remain unopposed as of Friday.


The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has three at-large council positions up for election this year.

As of Friday all three incumbents, which include Harry Barclay, Ricky Jacobs and Hardy O’Neal, have filed for re-election. All remain unopposed at this time.

The filing period for city council seats and school board positions continues through 5 p.m., Friday, March 1.

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