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Vote Saturday in 2013 Municipal Elections

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/5/7 7:00:00 (5772 reads)

Open in new windowMunicipal elections will be held Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Day Voting

On election day, voting hours are always 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must vote by their assigned precinct, which is printed on the voter registration card. We are only listing Lewisville precincts, but a complete listing can be found here. Voters who do not have a current voter card available can find their precinct and verify their registration here.

Precincts: 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011
Lewisville Municipal Annex,
1197 W. Main St., Lewisville

Precincts: 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3019, 3022, 3023, Dallas Co. pcts 2910 and 2911
Memorial Park Recreation Center,
1950-B S. Valley Pkwy, Lewisville

Precincts: 3018, 3020, 3021, 3032
Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St, Lewisville

On The Ballot

Most Texas cities and school districts are holding elections for their city councils and school boards. The Lewisville Texan Journal covers the City of Lewisville and the Lewisville Independent School District. For coverage in Highland Village, Flower Mound, Argyle, and Bartonville, please see the Cross Timbers Gazette.

Open in new windowLewisville City Council:
The Lewisville City Council consists of a Mayor and five Council Members. Council Members and the Mayor each serve three-year terms, and are elected "at-large", meaning that all residents of Lewisville can vote on each position, and each member represents all of the citizens. Two positions are up for election each year. This year's election is for place 4 and place 5. In order to win this election, a candidate must receive a majority of all votes cast in that position. If no candidate receives a majority, then there will be a runoff election between the top two vote-getters to determine the winner. After each year's election, the Council Members meet in closed session, then select a Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem from among the Council Members. City Council elections are non-partisan, meaning that ballot access is open to any candidate regardless of party. City Council members are paid only $50 per meeting, amounting to about $1,400 per year, which is likely not even minimum wage, considering the amount of time they devote.

Place 4: (in ballot order)
- Greg Tierney - [Background and Issues]
- John Gorena (Incumbent) [Background and Issues]

Place 5: (in ballot order)
- Raymond Daniels - [Background and Issues]
- Rudy Durham (Incumbent) - [Background and Issues]

Related: Qualifications for Lewisville City Council

Open in new windowLewisville ISD Board of Trustees
School districts in Texas are governed by locally-elected boards of trustees, who are responsible for setting policy and ensuring funding for the district. Lewisville ISD's Board of Trustees has seven elected board members, each serving three-year terms. Each year, either two or three positions come up for re-election. Even though the district is 127 square miles and covers portions of 13 municipalities, all seven seats are at-large, meaning that each position is elected by and serves the entire district. School board candidates run by position, and each position is won by the candidate receiving the most votes in that position, even if the candidate does not receive a majority of votes. Board members are NOT paid for their service. School board elections are non-partisan. Party affiliations are not included on the ballot, and ballot access is open to anyone regardless of party.

Place 3: (in ballot order)
- Mark Welding [Background and Issues]
- Paige Shoven [Background and Issues]

Place 4: (in ballot order)
- Kris Vaughn [Background and Issues]
- Jared Brueckner [Background and Issues]

Place 5: (in ballot order)
- Brenda Latham [Background and Issues]
- Ryan Collinsworth [Background and Issues]
- Lisa Rossi (Withdrawn)

Recommendations and Thoughts

For Lewisville City Council, we endorse Greg Tierney in Place 4, and have no endorsement in Place 5. Read more...

For the LISD Board positions, LTJ Editor Steve Southwell published some thoughts here.

Election Results

Stay tuned to Lewisville Texan Journal for election results. We'll have up-to-the-minute election results for Lewisville and Lewisville ISD starting just after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Check the Cross Timbers Gazette for results in Flower Mound, Bartonville, Argyle, Argyle ISD, and Denton ISD.

- MunicipalElection2013

Originally published 1/31/2013 - updated 2/28/2013, 3/19/2013, 3/23/2013, 3/24/2013, 4/27/2013, 5/7/2013

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