Contested race for LHISD Place 4


With just more than a week remaining until the filing deadline March 5 for three positions on the school board and four on the city council, there was only one contested race at press time Wednesday.

So far, the contest is for the Place 4 seat on the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees where incumbent Leslye Pogue is facing challenger Kim Corbett.

In Place 3 on the school board, incumbent David Nix has filed for re-election; and in Place 5, David Wise has filed for a place on the ballot. The Place 5 seat is currently held by Alfie Perrin.

Members of the school board serve three-year terms. To qualify, candidates must be registered voters who have resided inside the school district boundaries for six months prior to the filing deadline and in Texas for 12 months prior to the deadline.

On the Liberty Hill City Council, there are four open seats, including the position of Mayor.

Incumbent Jack Harkrider filed his intent to run for the Place 2 seat, and Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy has also filed for re-election.

Other positions on the Council ballot include Place 4, which is currently held by Charles Canady, and Place 5, which is an open seat since the resignation in December 2011 by Lisa Kirk.

Members of the City Council and the Mayor serve two-year terms. To be eligible, candidates must be registered voters who have resided within the city limits for six months prior to the filing deadline.

Early voting is April 30-May 8. Election Day is May 12.