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Filing dates for May 8th election near for candidates

Monday, Feb. 8 is the first filing day for candidates in May 8 school, city and special district elections.

Terms of 10 officials, including Rockdale’s mayor and school board president are expiring in 2010.

First filing day is actually Feb. 6 but that falls on a Saturday so prospective candidates for Rockdale’s city council, school board and hospital board elections won’t be able to file until two days later.

Here are the terms expiring, and the incumbents in those offices:

City of Rockdale Mayor— John Shoemake East ward— J. T. Talley. West ward— Tom Fisher.

Rockdale ISD Place 3— Michelle Lehmkuhl.

Place 4— Lee Jenkins.

Place 5— James Birkhead (current board president).

Rockdale Hospital District Place 1 (east ward)— Larry Jackson Sr. Place 3 (west ward)— Carl Hudson.

At large— Richard Burns, Mike Vance.

Filing is at City Hall (city), the Rockdale ISD Administration Building (school) and Richards Memorial Hospital (hospital board).

Deadline to file is 5 p.m. Monday, March 8.


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