Filing for local offices ends Feb. 12

You still have time to file for mayoral, city council and school board positions in Pleasanton and Poteet. It is fast and easy.

Applications to file for a place on the ballot opened on Jan. 13 for those wishing to represent their city or school board. Deadline to file an application is Friday, Feb. 12. Election Day is Saturday, May 1, 2021.

“I am running for District 6 trustee, Pleasanton ISD, because I am interested in my children’s education and want to support our school’s teachers and staff,” said Jessica Tom. “It was very easy to file; the packet is one page of information and the superintendent’s secretary was able to notarize my application when I turned it in.”

As of Tuesday, the following candidates have filed for the election:

Pleasanton ISD

• Pleasanton ISD District 1: Blasa F. Chapa (incumbent)

• Pleasanton ISD District 3: Patrick Hurley Jr. and Paul Bernal

• Pleasanton ISD District 4: Loren Gillespie

• Pleasanton ISD District 6: Jessica Tom

The physical address for filing applications in person for a place on the ballot is at Central Office located at 831 Stadium Dr. in Pleasanton. Please contact Marshelle Burks at 830-569-1241 or with any questions.

City of Pleasanton

• Pleasanton Mayor: Britni Van Curan and Clinton J. Powell

• Councilmember District 4: JR Gallegos (incumbent)

• Pleasanton Councilmember District 5: Lillian Cashmer

• Pleasanton Councilmember District 6: Jennifer Garcia and Jeanne Israel

Applications may be filed physically at City Hall located at 108 Second St. in Pleasanton. You can mail in your application to P.O. Box 209, Pleasanton, TX 78064. For more information, please visit elections.php.

City of Poteet

• Poteet Mayor: Willie Leal Jr. (incumbent), Denise Leal Sanchez and Robert Zuniga Enriquez

• Councilmember Place 4: Jeremy Fernandez and Melinda J. Orta

• Councilmember Place 5: Jesse M. Leal (incumbent) and Crystal Bautista

Poteet City Hall will close starting this Friday, Feb. 5, but you can still give them a call at 830-742-3574 for an application. You may also drop off your application in the drop box on the side of the building at 491 Ave. H or mail in your application to P.O. Box 378, Poteet, TX 78065.

Poteet ISD

• Place 3: Ronnie Ambriz (incumbent)

• Place 4: Jo Marie Cervantez (incumbent)

• Place 5: Yvette Navarro (incumbent)

The physical address for filing applications in person for a place on the ballot is Central Office located at 1100 School Drive in Poteet. For more information, please call Suzanne Jenschke at 830-742-3567.

If you are running for office for the upcoming May 1, 2021, election and are not listed above, please send us your name and what position you are vying for to

The Pleasanton Express will be reminding citizens weekly in print and continually on social media of the importance of voting for these significant positions of leadership that greatly impact our community.

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