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With a little more than a week left in filing period, Stephenville City Council, SISD board races take shape.


The rush to file for a spot on the May 4 ballot has slowed considerably, but there has been a couple of new filings since I last reported on the race for Stephenville City Council and Stephenville ISD board of trustees.


Here’s a look at how it’s shaping up for city government:


Stephenville Mayor Doug Svien has filed for re-election, and so far, has no opponent.


Place 2: Councilman Justin Haschke is not seeking re-election and Gerald Cook has filed to run for the spot.


Place 4: Councilman Bob Newby has filed for a second term and has no opponent.


Place 6: Councilman David Baskett has also filed for a second term, and so far, remains unopposed.

I’m excited about getting the opportunity to serve the citizens of Stephenville for another two years,” Baskett told Beneath the Surface News.

“We have accomplished a lot in the past couple of years, but there are still several more projects I’d like to finish.”


Place 8: Councilman Mark McClinton has reportedly decided not to seek re-election. Dr. Tina Virgin has filed for the position.

Here’s the latest on the race for Stephenville ISD:


Place 1: Trustee Dr. Robert Barberee has filed for re-election.


Place 2: Trustee Sherrie Evans will not seek another term.


Candidates vying for Place 2: Ricky Gann, Dr. Rita Cook and Megan Estill.


Place 3: Board president Chad Elms has filed for re-election, and so far, has no opponent.


Place 4: Douglas Young has filed to run for the open seat.


The filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.





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