Gainesville Daily Register

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March 4, 2013

Filing complete for upcoming elections

Cooke County — A list of candidates in local elections set for May 11 was released Friday.

Applicants who have filed for the Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors include Robbie Baugh, Raj Patel, Nancy Carlton, Ken White, Don Wallace, C.B. Butch Streeter, Lynda Sandmann and Emmanuel Albarado. Applicants who have filed for the Lindsay Independent School District Board of Trustees include Phil Metzler, Julie Martin, Jennifer Worth, Eddie Hughes and incumbents Jill Fuhrmann and Jim Ott.

Unregistered voters have until April 11, to register to participate in those elections. Registration may be completed at the Cooke County tax-assessor collector office at 112 S. Dixon St. in Gainesville.

A recap of candidates


Current Gainesville City Council board candidates include incumbent Jim Goldsworthy for mayor; incumbent Ken Keeler for Ward 4; incumbent Keith Clegg for Ward 3; incumbent Beverly Snuggs for Ward 2; and incumbent Carolyn Hendricks for Ward 1.

Current Muenster City Council board candidates include incumbent Tim Felderhoff for Place 3 and incumbent Jack Flusche for Place 5.

Current Whitesboro City Council board candidates include Barry Keller and incumbents Mike Pack and Dayton Hawkins for three at-large seats and incumbent W.D. Welch for mayor.


Current Gainesville Independent School District board candidates include Kent Sharp for Place 6 and Corey Hardin and Larry Don Hennesy for Place 7.

Current Whitesboro Independent School District board candidates include Lauren Hartless and incumbents T.R. Fletcher and Gregg Hickman for two at-large seats.

Current Lindsay Independent School District board candidates include Eddie Hughes and incumbents Jim Ott and Jill Fuhrmann for two at-large seats.


Current North Texas Medical Center board candidates include incumbent Robbie Baugh for one of three at-large seats.

Current Muenster Memorial Hospital board candidates include incumbents John Aytes, James Walterscheid and T.J. Walterscheid for three at-large seats.


Current North Central Texas College board candidates include Matt Chalmers for Place 2 and incumbent Christy Morris for Place 1.

Special elections

A local option election will allow voters to choose “yes” or “no” regarding sale of alcoholic beverages in Cooke County’s Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, an area that encompasses portions of Valley View, Era, Muenster and Lake Kiowa.

Valley View ISD residents can choose “yes” or “no” regarding a $12 million bond that will upgrade athletic and academic facilities at the Valley View campus, along with upgraded security and parking features.

Whitesboro ISD resident can choose “yes” or “no” regarding a $10.7 million bond that will upgrade security and technology at the Whitesboro campus, along with facility repairs.

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