(Orange, Texas)

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February 9, 2014

May elections taking shape



The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District will have two seats available for filing starting this election, which are held by Randy McIIwain, Position 1, and Marlene Courmier, Position 3.

Neither incumbent has filed, nor have any challengers at this time. Call Lisa Ludwig at 409-883-2232, Ext. 2320 for more information.

Bridge City ISD

In the Bridge City Independent School District, Trustees Michael C. Johnson, Place 6, and Mark Anderson, Place 7, have both filed for re-election. No new candidates have filed as of Friday afternoon.

Interested candidates may contact Jean Magnuson at 409-735-1511 for more information on filing.

Vidor ISD

The Board of Trustees for the Vidor Independent School District has two positions open for filing this election and both incumbents, Kimberly Crossley, Position 6, and Michael Helms, Position 7, have submitted applications seeking re-election. At this time there are no opponents.

Interested candidates by contact Debbie Munoz at 409-951-8714 for information.

Several other county districts, which have elected officials, will hold elections this May as well. These districts hold elections every two years, in even numbered years, and terms are for four years.

Orange County Navigation and Port District

Three positions on the Orange County Navigation and Port District’s board are up for filing this year and incumbents Jerry Hughes, at-large, Keith Wallace, Precinct 1, and John Young, Precinct 4, have filed for re-election. No new candidates have filed at this time.

Interested candidates may call 409-883-4363 for information.

Orange County Drainage District

The Orange County Drainage District has three seats available on its board of directors this year. Terms are set to expire for Bill Dixon Sr., Precinct 1, and Karl Stephenson, Precinct 3, as well as the at-large seat held by Brent Peveto. No incumbents have filed at this time, but two new candidates, Hal LaPray and Woodrow “Woody” Dugas, have come forward and filed for the Precinct 3 position, which guarantees an election this May.

Potential candidates may call 409-745-3225 for more information.

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