Rockdale city council race develops; T’dale mayor files

There will be a contested race for Rockdale’s west ward city council position in 2013 as two newcomers have now filed for the position held by incumbent Toby Johnson.

Nathan R. Bland filed last week for the May 11 election, according to City Secretary Terry Blanchard.

Previously, newcomer Trent Wages had signed up for that post.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Robert B. Lawhon was the only candidate seeking the east ward position now held by Joyce Dalley.

There had been no filings for the office of mayor where the term of incumbent Dr. Larry Jones is expiring.

Filing continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at City Hall.

Deadline to sign up for any of the May 11 races is March 1.

SCHOOL BOARD—There’s still only one candidate on the ballot for the Rockdale ISD board of trustees.

Incumbent Wenda Jo Dyer is seeking another term at the Place 5 position.

Also expiring in 2013 are the terms of Place 3 incumbent Michelle Lehmkuhl and Lee Jenkins in Place 4.

Jenkins is school board pres- ident.

Filing continues weekdays, 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Central Administration Building.

THORNDALE—Mayor Billy Simank signed up for another term in that city, becoming the first candidate in the Thorndale council election.

Terms of council members Don Culp and Stephanie Churchman are also expiring this year.

Filing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Thorndale City Hall.

There have been no filings for the Thorndale ISD where the terms of board president David Hall and trustees Brian Fisher and Deborah Stolte are expiring this year.

Hours to file are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MILANO—All four incumbent Milano ISD trustees whose terms expire in 2013 have signed up for new terms.

Carl Blake, Dewey Steinbecker and Lynette Taylor are seeking re-election to three-year terms.

Incumbent Shawn Walton has signed for a two-year term.

The Milano City Council got its first candidate when David Gunnels Jr. signed up for a new term.

Terms of council members Carol Newman and Henry Dykes are also expiring.

Candidates for both city and school elections may file at the Milano ISD Superintendent’s Office, behind the elementary school, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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