San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

March 2nd, 2009
With a week to go, two file for school board election

STAFF REPORT

A week before the close of filing in the May 9 San Marcos Consolidated Independent school board election, two residents have signed up to run for two open, at-large seats.

Resident Chris North and Vincent Delgado have submitted paperwork to run for the positions currently held by school board president Judy Allen and board member Thomas Brown, school district officials said. The two candidates with the highest vote total will take the two seats.

Allen, former school board member Joe Castillo, who lost re-election last year, have also picked up packets for prospective board members but have not filed in the election. Former mayor David Chiu has also picked up filing papers.

The deadline for filing for the election is March 9.

Last year, the elections drew scant public and even smaller turnout. In the District 1 race, Joe Castillo earned 31 votes to challengers David Castillo’s 173 votes and Lee “Barry’ Davis’ 21 votes. In the District 2 race, Margie Villapando won 64 votes to challenger Laura Duhon’s 40 votes. All told, 332 of 12,907 eligible school district voters cast ballots.

— BRAD ROLLINS

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