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The following is a list of contested races during the upcoming November 3 election. Races include school elections pushed back from May because of COVID-19.

The ¤ symbol marks candidates who are currently in office.

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Candidates/Elections

Beckville ISD Place 5

The Beckville ISD Board of Trustees oversees the school district and Superintendent Devin Tate by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring teachers. The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations within the district.

Tiffany Adams

¤Tim Jones

Read about the candidates here.

Carthage ISD Bond Election

The election covers two propositions which would fund maintenance work and technology purchases while making no change to the district’s tax rate. The bond monies, if approved, would run through 2022.

Each proposition is a separate question on the ballot.

Proposition 1 will include $9 million total for maintenance, such as general maintenance, grounds maintenance, contracted maintenance, school buses and vehicles, security, custodial supplies, furnishings and preventative maintenance.

For each year through 2022, the district is planning $1.333 million for routine maintenance, $331,274 for replacement buses, $270,000 for replacement activity buses, $100,000 for replacement vehicles, $75,000 for security, $140,000 for custodial supplies and $50,000 for furnishings. Proposition 1 also includes $700,000 in preventative maintenance for things like painting, HVAC replacement, roofing maintenance and flooring and carpet replacement.

Proposition 2 includes $3 million for technology, including the one-to-one Chromebook program, desktop computers, printers, software licensing, instructional licensing and general technology repairs.

Read about the bond election here.

Elysian Fields ISD Place 1

The Elysian Fields ISD Board of Trustees oversees the school district and Superintendent Maynard Chapman by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring teachers.

The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations within the district.

¤Stephen Matthews

Sean Swank

Elysian Fields ISD Place 2

The Elysian Fields ISD Board of Trustees oversees the school district and Superintendent Maynard Chapman by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring teachers. The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations within the district.

Bradley Lewis

¤Tena Tiller

Elysian Fields ISD Place 3

The Elysian Fields ISD Board of Trustees oversees the school district and Superintendent Maynard Chapman by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring teachers. The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations within the district.

¤Brad Ellis

Matt Parker

Gary ISD Place 1

The Gary ISD Board of Trustees oversees the school district and Superintendent Todd Greer by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring teachers. The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations within the district.

Sandra Dixon

¤Cody Pierce

Read about the candidates here.

Panola College Place 4

The Panola College Board of Trustees oversees the college and President Greg Powell by setting policies, prioritizing a vision for the district, approving the budget/tax rate and hiring personnel. The school board does not oversee day-to-day operations of the college.

¤Hal Palmer

Mark Roberson

Read about the candidates here.

Panola County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 Place 1

The Panola County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 oversees the management of Lake Murvaul, from the reservoir’s water quality to water sales to the marina’s attractions and campgrounds.

David Bush

Bryan Pauley

¤Michael Vanderslice

Read about the candidates here.

Panola County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 At-Large Trustee

The Panola County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 oversees the management of Lake Murvaul, from the reservoir’s water quality to water sales to the marina’s attractions and campgrounds.

Douglas Baker

Bubba Broaduas

¤Barbara Cordell

Read about the candidates here.

Texas Senate District 1

Audrey Spanko

(Democrat)

¤Bryan Hughes

(Republican)

State Board of Education District 9

The State Board of Education sets policies and standards for Texas public schools, including curriculum standards; adopting instructional materials; establishing graduation requirements; reviewing proposed charter schools; and providing final review of rules proposed by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Brenda Davis

(Democrat)

¤ Keven Ellis

(Republican)

Read about the candidates here.

Railroad Commissioner

The Railroad Commission regulates how the oil and gas industry operates in Texas, including granting permits for drilling, mining and other activities.

Chrysta Castañeda (Democrat)

James “Jim” Wright (Republican)

Matt Sterett

(Libertarian)

Katija “Kat” Gruene (Green Party)

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice

The Texas Supreme Court is the state’s highest civil court.

Amy Clark Meachum (Democrat)

¤Nathan L. Hecht

(Republican)

Mark Ash

(Libertarian)

Texas Supreme Court Place 6

The Texas Supreme Court is the state’s highest civil court.

Kathy Cheng

(Democrat)

¤Jane Bland

(Republican)

Texas Supreme Court Place 7

The Texas Supreme Court is the state’s highest civil court.

Staci Williams

(Democrat)

¤Jeffrey S. Boyd

(Republican)

William Bryan Strange III

(Libertarian)

Texas Supreme Court Place 8

The Texas Supreme Court is the state’s highest civil court.

Gisela D. Triana

(Democrat)

¤Brett Busby

(Republican)

Tom Oxford

(Libertarian)

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state’s highest criminal court.

Elizabeth Davis

Frizell (Democrat)

¤Bert Richardson

(Republican)

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state’s highest criminal court.

Tina Clinton

(Democrat)

¤Kevin Yeary

(Republican)

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state’s highest criminal court.

Brandon Birmingham (Democrat)

¤David Newell

(Republican)

U.S. House District 1

Hank Gilbert

(Democrat)

¤ Louie Gohmert

(Republican)

Read about Gohmert’s platform here. Read about Gilbert’s platform here.

U.S. Senate

Mary “MJ” Hegar (Democrat)

¤ John Cornyn

(Republican)

Kerry McKennon (Libertarian)

David Collins

(Green Party)

President

Joseph R. Biden

(Democrat)

¤ Donald J. Trump (Republican)

Jo Jorgensen

(Libertarian)

Howie Hawkins (Green Party)