Candidate filing is now closed for City, School, and Hospital elections

By Tom Hawkins (Staff Writer Alexandra Cannon contributed to this story)

Candidate filing is now officially closed for the Groesbeck City Council, the Groesbeck Independent School District Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the South Limestone Hospital District. Election Day is Saturday, May 5. Candidate filing began Wednesday, January 17, and ended on February 16.

The voters of the City of Groesbeck will elect a mayor and three members of the City Council in May. Ray O’Docharty is currently serving as Groesbeck mayor. The incumbent city council members, whose terms for up for election, are Matthew Dawley, Tamika Jackson, and Mike Thompson. The positions of mayor and city council members are two year terms. Ray O’Docharty is running for Mayor in hopes of being re-elected. Matthew Dawley, Tamika Jackson and Mike Thompson are all running for re-election as City Council members.

Three positions are to be elected to the Groesbeck ISD school board. Places to be elected are representatives from Single Member District 3 (Tom Sutton, incumbent), Single Member District 4 (Randy Hunter, incumbent), and Single Member District 5 (Aslone Foy, incumbent).

Tom Sutton has filed for reelection for Single Member District 3, and Tom Levi has also filed for election in District 3. Randy Hunter has filed for reelection for Single Member District 4, and Tom Levi has also filed for election in District 4. Aslone Foy has filed for reelection for Single Member District 5, and Garry Dossey has also filed for election in District 5.

Three positions will be elected to the South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors on May 5. Limestone Medical Center is under the authority of the South Limestone Hospital District. Board positions 1, 2 and 5 are to be elected this year. Position 1 is currently held by Glenda O’Neal, Position 2 by Joe L. Phillips, and Position 5 by Danny Hewitt.

Incumbents Danny Hewitt, Joe Phillips and Glenda O’Neal have all filed for re-election. Arnold Gray has also filed for election of a position on the board. This is an at large election, so the three candidates with the most votes will win.

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