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February 9, 2014

May elections taking shape

ORANGE — The May 10 general election is beginning to take shape.

Several incumbents and new candidates have already started filing for places on the May 10 ballot for several city, school district and county elections. Below is the most recent information. The filing period ends at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.

City of Orange

Essie Bellfield has filed for re-election for her seat as the representative of District 3 and, thus far, remains unopposed. However, the at-large seat for Position 6 will be a highly contested race.

Incumbent Charles Guillory has filed for re-election to Position 6 and looks to be opposed by at least two challengers, Cullin Smith and Larry Spears Jr.

People interested in filing may contact City Secretary Rhonda Haskins at 409-883-1042 for more information.

City of West Orange

Three councilmembers have terms expiring in the City of West Orange this year, and two have already filed for re-election.

Incumbent councilmembers Shirley Bonnin and Michael Shugart Sr. have field for re-election, as of Friday, while fellow incumbent Dale Dardeau has not. No other filings have been reported. The seats are at-large position and any West Orange resident may file.

Also, the city will have the re-authorization of the its 0.25 percent tax dedicated for street maintenance on the ballot this year, and five charter amendments which council approved for placement on the ballot during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Call Theresa Van Meter at 409-883-3468 for more information.

City of Pinehurst

In the City of Pinehurst, three seats are open for filing, including the position of Mayor.

Through Friday, only Mayor J.L. “Pete” Runnels has filed for re-election. Terms are also expiring for councilmen John D. Zerko and Ron Cowling Sr. Both positions are at-large.

Call the city secretary at 409-886-3873 for more information.

City of Bridge City

In Bridge City, the majority of incumbents have filed for re-election, including Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, as well as councilmen Mike Reed, Place 2, and Eric Andrus, Place 4. Councilman Danny Cole, Place 6, has yet to file for re-election and no opponents have submitted paperwork for a place on the May ballot.

Citizens interested in running for election may call Sherry Tisdale, city secretary, at 409-735-6801 for more information.

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