To date, four file for local office


Four incumbents – two City Council members and two LHISD Board members – have submitted their applications for a place on the May 1 ballot seeking reelection.

Incumbent Kathy Major has filed for Place 4 and incumbent Anthony Buck has filed for Place 5 on the school board.

Incumbent David Nix has not indicated his intention in Place 3.

A fourth place will be added to the Board total on the ballot after Place 6 Trustee Vickie Peterson announced last week that she was resigning due to work obligations.

Place 3 Council member Gram Lankford and Place 5 Council member Liz Rundzieher have filed seeking another term. Place 1 Council member Steve McIntosh has not indicated whether or not he will seek reelection.

Candidates can file to run until 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12. To file for city council, candidates can download the application packet from the City website or pick one up from City Secretary Nancy Sawyer by appointment. Completed packets must also be dropped off by appointment due to current COVID-19 precautions. City Hall is located at 926 Loop 332 and the phone number is (512) 778-5449.

In addition to the four School Board seats that will be on the ballot, district officials also plan to call a bond election for May, but the final decision rests with the Board and there has been no bond amount or specific projects settled on at this time.

To pick up applications to file for any of the LHISD seats, candidates should go to the district administration office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick one up or one can be requested by mail.The LHISD District Office is located at 301 Forrest Street and the phone number is (512) 260-5580.

The Independent will hold a virtual candidate forum for all contested places for both Council and School Board in April.