The filing period for the May city and school elections ended Friday, and several candidates have filed to run for their local boards.


There is one contested election for the Carthage City Commission. Both Isha Brown and David Leary signed up to run for the Place 3 seat. Mayor Lin Joffrion and Place 4 Commissioner Jerry Hanszen are running unoppoed.

Carthage ISD will have one contested election: Dr. Adam Duran and Brenda Giles filed to run for the Place 7 at-large seat. Dr. Ben Donald was the only person to sign up to run for the Place 6 at-large seat.


In Beckville’s city elections, Andy Nixon filed to run for mayor and Vernon Mize filed to run for Place 1 on the Beckville City Council. David Hicks filed to run for Place 2 and Sherry Ragsdale filed for Place 4.

For Beckville ISD’s board, Justin Davis filed for Place 3. There will be a contested race for Place 4: Both Casey Travis and Tiffany Adams filed to run for that seat.


Requests for filing information for both the Gary City Council and Gary ISD school board were not immediately fulfilled; look for information online at or in the weekend paper.

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