Five seats, six candidates LISD filing deadline looms


By LPR Staff

Although several potential candidates have publicly announced their intentions to seek a place on the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees, only six candidates have officially thrown hats into the ring for May”s election.

Each of the board”s four single-member districts will be open for general election on May 7, 2005. As

of Thursday, two days before the filing deadline for the general election, two of the four seats remain unopposed. In District 1, incumbent Raymond Gonzales has filed for election, as has hopeful John Storbakken.

Gonzales was appointed to the board in February 2004 to fill a seat vacated by current board president John Flores. District 2 incumbent Andy Govea remains unopposed. District 3 Incumbent Paul Hardwick, who has served on the board since 1996 has filed for reelection.

Jerry Hinkle, a surveyor from rural Caldwell County has also filed in District 3. Hopeful John Manning is currently running unopposed in District 4.

The filing deadline for the four single-member districts is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 7. According to the LISD administration office, a total of 16 election packets have been requested by potential candidates, but only these six have been returned.

Of note, a fifth seat, an at-large position currently occupied by Flores, remains open. The filing deadline for this position is April 6, 2005. The Dale Community Watch has scheduled a Candidates” Forum on Monday, March 7 to allow the candidates the opportunity to discuss the issues and their qualifications with the citizens.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the forum, which will be held at the Dale Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. Candidates interested in filing for election should contact Lisa Rosson at the LISD Administration Office at (512) 398-0000.


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