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March 12 is deadline to sign up to run for local election

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Kellie Robinson
The Ellis County Press
ELLIS COUNTY - Those who have had aspirations about becoming city council or school board members have only seven days left to sign up to run for local offices.
Some of the men and women now in office have opted not to run for office again and several cities were in need of people to sign up to run for these positions.
The last day to apply for a spot is March 12.
Recent sign-ups and places up for election this year are listed below:

Seats up for reelection
(I) = Incumbent (current office holder)
* = Recently signed up to run, his/her age and occupation
(At Large positions mean the person receiving the largest number of votes will be awarded the slots available).
Local municipalities:
City of Ennis
City Marshal - Dale Holt (I) -retired
* John Erisman, 34, Detective/Sergeant
* Domingo Galban, 56, Police Captain
* Greg Housewright, 31, Police Officer
* Bill McBee, 66, Police Captain
* Sid Lopez, 45, Patrolman
* Daryl Ray Spence, 39, Investigator Ellis County
Commissioner 2 - Carolyn C. Frazier (I)
Commissioner 4 - Lola R. Searcy (I)
Commissioner 6 - Robert Taylor (I)
*Robert Taylor, 74, retired

City of Ferris
Place 2 - Bill Dunn (I)
* Bill Dunn, 65, Real Estate

Place 3 - Bill Pardue (I)
*Bill Pardue, 59, retired
Place 5 - Fred C. Pontley (I)
* Fred C. Pontley, 43, police officer
City of Garrett
Mayor - Florinda Smith (I)
* Florinda Smith, 63, retail manager
Place 1 - Chris Lopez (I)
Place 2 - Matt Newsome
* Matt Newsome, 37, self employed
City of Italy
Mayor - Frank Jackson (I)
2 At Large positions
Wanda Hugghins (I)
Rodney Guthrie (I)
City of Maypearl
Mayor - Medford Marion (I)
* Kelly Jacobson, 59, retired
3 At Large positions:
Mary Lynn Sword (I)
Barbara Pruitt (I)
JoAnn Mathers (I)
City of Midlothian
Place 3 - Jimmy Beaudoin (I)
* Paula Baucum, 45, Self-employed
Place 4 - Tracy Davidson (I)
City of Milford
2 At Large positions:
Louis Essary (I)
Carrie Wallace (I)
City of Oak Leaf
Place 1 - Pat Mahlstedt (I)
* Pat Mahlstedt, 69, retired
Place 2 - Ron Spurlock (I)
* Ron Spurlock, 64, retired
Place 3 - Ray Brindle (I)
* Ray Brindle, 61, pilot
City of Ovilla
Mayor - William Turner (I)
Place 2 - Mikel Davis (I)
Place 4 - Ralph Hall (I)
City of Palmer
Mayor - Don Huskins (I)
* Lance Anglin, 37, construction
2 At Large positions
Kenneth Bateman (I)
Carol Moore (I)
City of Red Oak
Place 2 - Ben Goodwyn (I)
* Ben Goodwyn, 66, retired
* Jeff Smith, 31, law enforcement
Place 4 - Casey Hargrove (I)
* Bill Brown, 46, electrician
Place 5 - Gary Autrey (I)
* Andy Bell, 35, retail
City of Venus
Mayor - Carolyn Welcher (I)
Place 1 - Wayne Wadlington (I)
Place 2 - Randall Buck (I)
City of Waxahachie
2 At Large positions
Chuck Beatty (I)
Buck Jordan (I)
City of Wilmer
3 At Large positions
Teresa Bain (I)
Eugene Lowe (I)
Dean Rolison (I)
School District
Ferris ISD
Place 4 - Bobby Lindsey (I)
Place 5 - Thomas Griffith (I)
Italy ISD
3 At Large positions
Cindy Carter (I)
Nancy Carter (I)
Larry Eubank (I)
Maypearl ISD
3 At Large positions
Tommy Sword (I)
Curtis Shiflett (I)
H.C. Stinson (I)
Midlothian ISD
Place 4 - Phil Seay (I)
* Phil Seay, 56, School Administrator
Place 5 - Jim Mentzel (I)
* Jim Mentzel, 47, mortgage banker
Palmer ISD
2 At Large positions
Shelli Vercell (I)
Darrell Lassetter (I)
Venus ISD
Place 3 - Joe Russell (I)
* Joe Russell, 62, business owner
Place 4 - Toni Robertson (I)
* Toni Robertson, 39, homemaker
Place 5 - Frank Gonzales (I)

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