Few candidates file for seats in May local elections
Candidates exist for all the upcoming local elections in southern Young County – and not one of them will face an opponent this May.
Elections were called by the city of Graham, Graham Regional Medical Center, Baylor County Special Utility District and Graham Independent School District. The filing deadline for all of those races was 5 p.m. Friday.
If all filling deadlines have passed and each candidate for an office listed on the ballot is unopposed an election may be cancelled.
The seats up for election on the Graham city council are Places 3 and 4, which are currently held by Kyle Peavy and Lee Boyd, respectively. Both men formally filed for re-election; no one else filed for a place on the ballot. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate was 5 p.m. yesterday.
Three places are up for election on the GRMC hospital board – those currently held by Wyatt Pettus, Michael Carmichael and Derrell Dodson. Both Pettus and Carmichael filed for re-election as did newcomer Susie Graham. Dodson is not running for re-election.
GRMC board positions go to the top vote-getters, not for particular seats. There are no term limits for the GRMC board, and those elected in May 2017 will serve a two-year term.
Places 6 and 7 are up for election on the Graham ISD board, spots currently held by Jay Tillotson and Meredith Lucas, respectively.
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