On Saturday, May 5, Whitewright voters will head to the polls to choose the mayor and city council places along with Whitewright ISD Board of Trustee seats.
The mayor’s position; two council seats, Places 3 and 4, are up for election with two-year terms and the unexpired one-year term for Place 5 are all up for election. Jeremiah Looney is not seeking re-election for mayor while Russell Ponder and Jamie Lawrence are vying for the position.
In Place 3, Russell Ponder currently holds the spot and he is seeking the mayor’s position. Rick Magers and Philip Guthrie are seeking the place. For Place 4, incumbent John Simon is facing Randy Glover and the unexpired term that George Fenner was appointed to has no opposition for the remaining one-year term.
The Whitewright ISD has two three-year terms expiring for June Gail Purdom and Brian Ritchie who are both seeking re-election along with Justin Minzenmeyer. For the one remaining unexpired term, Larry Henderson is unopposed.
The deadline to register to vote in this election is April 5. Early voting begins on Monday, April 23, and will be open through Tuesday, May 1. Election Day will be on Saturday, May 5th from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Mayor Looney not seeking re-election