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Early voting continues in city, school elections

April 30, 2014

Kerrville Daily Times, Texas



April 30--Early voting continues this week in Kerrville and Ingram ahead of the May 10 municipal and school board races.

Voting in Kerrville is at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts through May 6.

Kerrville residents are voting in three races for the city council.

On the city ballot, incumbent Jack Pratt will face former city councilman T. Scott Gross. Pratt is seeking his second term as mayor. Gross served three two-year consecutive terms on the council but did not seek a fourth.

Councilman Justin MacDonald, who succeeded Gross on the council, is not seeking a second term, opening the spot up for first-time office seekers Sherri Jones and Gary Stork.

Gene Allen is seeking his third term on the council and also faces a former council member and former mayor Gene Smith.

All Kerrville city council seats are at-large posts, so registered voters in the city can vote for one candidate in each of the three races. Council members are not paid but do received a $25 per regular meeting stipend capped at $600 annually.

Kerrville voters also will be asked to decide on eight proposed amendments to the city's charter.

In Ingram, incumbent mayor James Salter will be challenged by Twanda Brown, while four hopefuls, incumbents Brandon Rowan and Jimmy Lopez and challengers Dace Clark and Jonathan Nathan, are running for two seats on the council.

Early voting there continues this week at Kerr County Courthouse Annex.

In the race for three seats on the Ingram Independent School District board, incumbents Mimi Valverde, Allen Samford and Evelyn Miller will face challenger Carlos Cuellar. The top three vote-getters in the at-large race will take office.

Early voting for the school board is at the Ingram Elementary School.

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