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Candidates file for city and school board positions

February 26, 2019

The 2019 election cycle will barely ripple outside of the Judson School District, where seven candidates will vie for three trustee seats.

The only Metrocom area city with council seats up for grabs May 4 is Universal City.

Relative unknown Angel L. Suarez will try to unseat one of three incumbents: S. Bear Goolsby, Richard “Dick” Neville and William R. Shelby. Universal City voters can cast ballots for three people, filling the three at-large seats up for election.

The new Judson ISD election cycle finds incumbent District 1 Trustee Suzanne Kenoyer unopposed in her re-election bid. District 1 encompasses northern sections of Live Oak and Universal City, as well as Selma and neighborhoods surrounding the TPC area in far northern San Antonio.

The district’s two at-large seats, which allow all Judson registered voters to cast ballots, will be on the ballot.

District 6’s at-large representative is current interim board President Renee Paschall, who faces a challenge from former Universal City city councilman and retired Judson High School instructor Tom England. Paschall also is a retired Judson ISD educator.

The District 7 at-large spot has drawn the largest field. Four candidates, including three current and former educators, will vie for the seat vacated by former board President Melinda Salinas, who moved from the district and vacated the seat in November.

Candidates Chris Galloway, Willie Black and Walter Harchut, all current or retired educators, join Converse attorney Lynette Perez in the District 7 race.

The cities of Live Oak and Selma will not have elections. Incumbent Selma City Council members Kevin Hadas, Jim Parma and Ken Polasek drew no opposition and will prevail in their re-election bids.

Similarly, Live Oak City Councilmembers Mendell Morgan Jr., Anthony Brooks and Aaron Dahl will be re-elected, with no residents filing to run against them.

Voters in Kirby still get to cast ballots on May 4, but not for mayor or city council. The city has two propositions on the ballot, but no challengers signed up to run against the city’s four incumbents.

Incumbents Mayor Lisa Pierce, Mayor Pro Tem Kimberly McGehee-Aldrich, Councilman Mike Grant, and Councilwoman Debra Wilson drew no opposition and will all be re-elected to their respective two-year terms.

The first Kirby ballot proposition asks voters to allow the Kirby Crime Control and Prevention District to continue for 20 years and allow its sales and use tax funding source to continue for 20 years as well.

The second Kirby proposition, if approved, would allow Kirby to continue to reauthorize a one-fourth of 1 percent sales and use tax to continue its street repair and maintenance projects.

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