Make a plan to vote

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Tuesday was the last day for early voting for the Pleasanton and Poteet elections for mayor, city council and school board. If you did not vote early, make a plan now about when you will vote on Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m.–7 p.m..

Our wonderful graphic artist, Aaron Davidson made this graphic that appears in my column to make it easy to know when and where to go. Take a photo of it now on your phone.

Don’t know what district you vote in for Pleasanton city and school board elections? Easy. Just check your voter’s registration card. The information is listed on your card. Misplaced your card? Call the wonderful Ms. Janice Ruple at the Atascosa County Election’s office at 830- 769-1472. Simply give her your address.

Go to and look under the Menu options where you will click on Special Sections. There you will find the Voters’ Information Guide with information for this Saturday’s election. In that guide, every candidate’s answers to a series of questions appears to help you learn more about their qualifications, plans and positions.



Those running for office are: Pleasanton Mayor: Britni Van Curan and Clinton J. Powell

Pleasanton Council District 6: Jennifer Garcia and Jeanne Israel

Pleasanton ISD District 3: Paul Bernal, Ernest Gonzales Jr. and Patrick Hurley

Pleasanton ISD District 6: Incumbent Felipa Garza and Jessica Tom

Poteet Mayor: Incumbent Willie Leal Jr., Denise Sanchez, Nicholas Sanchez and Robert Enriquez Zuniga

Poteet Council Place 4: Jeremy Fernandez and Melinda J. Orta

Poteet Council Place 5: Incumbent Jesse M. Leal and Crystal Bautista

Who you vote for will determine who leads your city and/or school. Do not count on others to vote. Do not think your favorite candidates are a shoe-in because they are so loved in the community or because they have served in that position currently or before. Now, more than ever we need strong, smart, trusted, involved, active, progressive leadership in both Poteet and Pleasanton. Both of these small towns are growing in ways that are new and exciting. Vote like your future depends upon it, because it does! The Pleasanton Express will be reporting the results of the elections as soon as they are counted and released via our website and social media. So sign up for news updates at so you do not miss breaking news. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Your vote matters.

NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may reach her at

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