With campaigning for Primaries getting underway, we have another important election coming. The city, hospital and school elections will be held on May, 2 and there are several positions up for election. Filing for these positions begins on January 15 and ends on February 14.
Brownfield Regional Medical Center Board of Directors will be electing two Directors At Large. The two positions are currently held by Joe Silva and Sylvia Dingus.
Brownfield ISD School Board will have two positions on the ballot. District 4, currently held by Geoff Cooper, and District 5, currently held by Tim Swaringen.
Meadow ISD will have two board positions up for election, both At Large board members. The positions are currently held by Rusty Day and Jim Ticer.
Wellman-Union ISD will also be electing two to the W-U School Board. These positions are both At Large and are currently being held by Barrett Brown and James Harlan.
In the city elections, all three towns in Terry County have positions on the ballot. Brownfield will have the Mayor’s seat, currently held by Geronimo Gonzales, on the ballot, as well as District 1 (Ricky Rocha), District 2 (Mary Valdonado), and District 3 (Judy Besler).
Meadow will have their Mayor’s position on the ballot. Natalie Howard is currently the Mayor of Meadow. They will also have two At Large Council positions on the ballot. These seats are currently held by Jerry Liles and Nacho Sanchez.
Wellman will have three Council positions on their ballot. District 1 (Linda Long), District 3 (Naomi Garnsey), and District 5 (Cody Griffiths) will all be on the ballot.
The South Plains Underground Water Conservation District will be electing three Directors. They are District 1, currently held by David Swaringen, District 3, currently held by Tye Day, and one At Large position, currently held by Larry Yowell.
To file for any of these positions, you must live in the district you are filing for, unless it is an At Large position. At Large positions are open to anyone eligible to vote, living within the boundaries of the entity for which they are filing.
For information on filing, see Krystal Valentine, Terry County Joint Elections Administrator at 507-A West Main in Brownfield. Office hours are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each weekday.