Generic Election

Filing is complete for the May 4 city/school elections. Here are the candidates in the upcoming election in the Crossroads.

Victoria County

  • Victoria College – Election is not planned this year.
  • Victoria School Board – District 1, Kevin VanHook, pastor at St. Peters Baptist Church, incumbent. District 6, Margaret Pruett, 46, assistant manager at Sodalis, incumbent. Super District 7; Mike Mercer, 49, manager of Mercer Construction; Henry Wood, 59, owner and operator of Wood Farms; David Charles Steves, 42, quality lab technician at Braskem America; incumbent Mike DiSanto is not seeking re-election.

Calhoun County

  • Port Lavaca City Council - District 4, Rosie Padron, 57, daycare director, District 5, Jim Ward, 77, retired teacher. Both are incumbents and from Port Lavaca. With no challengers, the city council is expected to cancel the election at its March 11 meeting.
  • Seadrift City Council – At-large, 3 to be elected, Kenneth Reese, Geoff Hunt, June Cantrell, all incumbents, and Jack La Barge.
  • Point Comfort City Council - At-large, 4 to be elected, Linda Brush, 73, retired, incumbent; Mitchal McBride, 58, mechanical maintenance director, incumbent; Wes McKelvy, 30, sheriff’s deputy, incumbent; Kelli Hilscher-Hynes, 56, 911 telecommunicator, incumbent; Nathan J. Almanzar, 40, occupation not available; Stephen Lambden, 47, supervisor; and Joshua Grissom, 35, document coordinator. All are of Point Comfort
  • Calhoun County School Board - At-large, David Gaskamp, 64, senior production supervisor; District 3, Bill Harvey, 68, retired. Both are incumbents and from Port Lavaca. With no challengers, the board expects to cancel the election at its March 25 meeting.
  • Calhoun Port Authority – District 2, Dell Weathersby, 65, retired, incumbent; Jasper “Jay” Cuellar, 62, human resource manager. District 3, J.C. Melcher Jr., 73, merchant, incumbent. District 4, Randy Boyd, 59, president of RLB Contracting Inc., incumbent; Luis De La Garza, 59, retired; Paul Lauterbach, 63, retired; Roger Hochgraber, 66; retired; and Alvin Bland, 75, retired.

DeWitt County

  • Cuero City Council – Information not available Wednesday
  • Yorktown City Council – Mayor, Joshua Serbin, 46, police officer; Bill Baker, 60, retired, councilmember; Mayor Rene Hernandez is not seeking re-election. At-large council, 2 to be elected, Jim O'Connell, 71, retired; Ruben Garcia; Connie Hall, 55; and Manuel Serrano, 71, incumbent. All are of Yorktown.
  • Nordheim City Council – Information not available Wednesday
  • Cuero Medical District – At-large, 2 to be elected, Charles W. Papacek, 80, retired, incumbent; Faye Sheppard, 63, health care consultant; Carlyle Stakes, 75, of Cuero, retired, incumbent. All are of Cuero.

Goliad County

  • Goliad City Council – At-large, 3 to be elected, alderman, Luis Rodriguez, 65, retired, incumbent; Robin Alaniz, 59, nurse, incumbent; Charles Benavides, 52, teacher and coach, incumbent; Brenda Moses, 51, bookkeeper. All are of Goliad.
  • Goliad Special Election – A one-fourth cent sales tax for road and bridge repair.
  • Goliad School Board – District 3 , Brandon Huber, of Berclair; District 6, Shelia F. Edwards, of Goliad; incumbent Michelle Reitz did not seek re-election.

Jackson County

  • Edna City Council – Mayor, Lance Smiga, 44, chief financial officer for the Jackson County Hospital District and District 4 city council member; Bernadette Vickery, 58, deputy/detention officer; Mayor Joe D. Hermes did not seek re-election. District 1, Dustin Muncrief, 32, event director for the LNRA, incumbent. District 2, Wayne Callis, 71, retired, incumbent. All are of Edna.
  • Edna School Board – District 3, Patrick Brzozowski, 52, engineer. District 6, William E. Alex, 46, I.E. Both are incumbents and of Edna. The school board plans to cancel the election in March because the candidates are unopposed.
  • Ganado City Council – At-large, 3 to be elected, Calvin Callis, 56, truck driver; Robin Bauerle, 84, retired; Blake Petrash, 34, office manager. All are incumbents and of Ganado. The city plans to cancel the election because the candidates are unopposed.
  • Ganado School Board – Position 1, Donnie Tegeler, 66, retired teacher, incumbent; Brian Peters, 40, crop insurance; James Hicks, 55, carpenter. Position 2, Pierce Thedford Jr., 51, administrator, incumbent; Nick Strauss, 35, paramedic. All are of Ganado.
  • Jackson County Hospital District – The hospital district is not holding an election.
  • City of La Ward – Information was not available as of Wednesday.

Lavaca County

  • Yoakum City Council – Place 1, Carl O’Neill, 67, retired, incumbent. Place 2, Glenn Klander, 51, packing company employee; incumbent Tim McCoy is not seeking re-election. District 3, Anita Rodriguez, 70, incumbent. All are of Yoakum.
  • Hallettsville City Council – Mayor, Stephen Hunter, 65, school bus driver, incumbent. Place 2, Audrey Barrera, 50, Lavaca County deputy clerk, incumbent; Gordon Clark, 68, rancher. Place 5, Cindy Renken, 61, Real Estate and insurance agent, incumbent. All are of Hallettsville
  • Shiner City Council – Mayor, Fred Hilscher, 61, of Shiner, banker. At-large, 2 to be elected, Gregory Murrile, 47, public school administrator; David Schroeder, 49, of Shiner, registered nurse. All are of Shiner and are incumbents. The election is expected to be canceled March 4 because candidates are unopposed.
  • Moulton City Council – Mayor, Mark Zimmerman, 60, sheriff’s deputy, incumbent; Place 2 , Michael Ramirez, 35, self-employed, incumbent; Place 1 Ervin Patek, 73, self-employed; incumbent Darryl Helfer did not seek re-election. All are of Moulton. The election will be canceled Thurday because candidates are unopposed.
  • Yoakum School Board – Information not available Wednesday.
  • Hallettsville School Board – Place 4, Matthew Felcman, 35, salesman; Place 5, Brian Henneke, 41, aquaculture expert. Both are of Hallettsville and are incumbents. The election will be canceled March 18 because candidates are unopposed.
  • Shiner School Board – Place 6, Tim Kalich, 54, engineer and technician. Place 5, Brandon Siegel, 42, corporate training manager. Both are of Shiner and are incumbents. The election will be canceled March 20 because candidates are unopposed.
  • Moulton School Board – Information not available Wednesday.
  • Yoakum Medical District – President, Roger L. Lee, 82, retired. At-large, Elaine Grace Albrecht, 70, of Yoakum, teacher. Both are incumbents and are of Yoakum. The election will be canceled March 18 because candidates are unopposed.
  • Lavaca Medical District – Information not available Wednesday.

Refugio County

  • Refugio City Council – Mayor, Wanda H. Dukes, 70, retired, incumbent. Place 1, Karen Watts, 65, dental assistance, incumbent; Rene Reyna, 55, county employee. Place 2, Leonard Anzaldua, 59, business development, incumbent. All are of Refugio.
  • Woodsboro City Council – Mayor, Kay Roach, 46, retired, incumbent; George R. Hernandez, 70, retired. Place 1, John Schlabach, 73, retired; incumbent Ralph Cisneros Jr. died Feb. 6. Place 2, Robby E. Stephenson, 40, of Woodsboro, self-employed; incumbent Tony Avila did not seek re-election.
  • City of Bayside – Place 1, Orville Downs, 85, retired; incumbent Trey W. Fricks did not seek re-election. Place 4, Douglas Canoot, 49, retired, incumbent. Place 5, Donald Humphrey, 58, security guard, incumbent. The city plans to cancel elections because the candidates are unopposed.
  • Austwell City Council - Information not available as of Wednesday.
  • Refugio School Board – District 1, Eugene Lewis, 69, retired. District 3, Jorge Jaso, 63, H-E-B gas attendant. District 5, Kelley Walker, 39, homemaker. All candidates are from Refugio and are incumbents. The district plans to cancel the elections because they are running unopposed.
  • Woodsboro School Board – Place 7, Robbie Blaschke, 43, chemical operator. Place 6, Mandy Nixon, 41, bank branch manager. Both are from Woodsboro and are incumbents. The district plans to cancel the election because candidates are running unopposed.
  • Austwell-Tivoli School Board – Position 4, Angela Lutz, legal assistant; incumbent Freddy Arriaga chose not to seek re-election. Position 3, Wade Ruddock, ranch manager, incumbent. Position 5, Greg Duenez, safety manager construction, incumbent. The district plans to cancel the election because the candidates are running unopposed.
  • Refugio County Memorial Hospital District – Place 5, Jerry Lockett, 75, of Woodsboro, retired. Place 6, Ronald Boerner, 68, of Refugio, retired. Place 7, Kenneth Wright, 72, of Refugio, retired. All are incumbents. The district plans to cancel elections because the candidates are running unopposed.

This list was updated Feb. 21,2019 to add Jim O'Connell to the Yorktown city council listing.

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