Candidates throw their hats in the ring
By Jan White
HOUSTON COUNTY – According to the Elections Administrator, Cynthia Lum, the following candidates have announced their intent to run during the upcoming elections.
Information on the elections will be updated as it is received.
Houston County Hospital District has five positions open. The following candidates are:
•Position 1 – Incumbent Barbara Crowson, Kim Spellman, and Joe “Buddy” Clonts
•Position 3 – Incumbent Debbie Kelly is running unopposed
•Position 5 – Incumbent Roy Langford, Tami McCreight
•Position 7 - Incumbent Harvey Bruner, Patricia Carter
•Position 9 – Incumbent Carol Dawson, Darrell Bennett
The City of Crockett also has several positions to fill. The two mayoral candidates are incumbent Dr. Ianthia Fisher and Connie Strban. Running for Precinct 1 Council members are Samantha Wiley, Dennis Ivey and Joe Don James. Former Precinct 1 Councilman Gene Caldwell, who now lives in Precinct 2, will face Incumbent Darrell Jones.
The Grapeland City Council members are considered ‘at large’, and voters can choose three of the candidates running for office. They are Tom Delong, Pip McGee, Paul Adamson, George R. Pearson, Velda (Parker) Green, and Greg Vandend.
Several Houston County School Districts will also hold elections. Kennard ISD candidates are ‘at large’, and voters may choose two of the three candidates who are running – Jared Currie, Ronnie Cole, and Brittani Womack.
Grapeland ISD has three positions open: Position 1 candidates are Brad Spisak and Travis Brown, Position 2 candidates are Twila Ibarra and T.C. Howard, and Position 3 candidates are Josh Goolsby and Cannon Vickers.
Latexo ISD has two positions open for its Board, but at this time, information was not available as to the names of those candidates.
Crockett ISD and Lovelady ISD have no opposing candidates for their Board Trustees.
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