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March 10th, 2009
Elections set for school boards, Buda


Though not all the dance cards for the May 9 general elections were filled by the Monday filing deadline, the local ballots will include three school board races and one interesting city council election in Buda.

Warren Ketteman, Executive Director of Buda’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), has filed to run for the Buda City Council against two-term Councilmember Sanrda Tenorio, perhaps the most influential member of the sitting Buda council.

Ketteman would be allowed to maintain his position with the Buda EDC because he is not a city employee. He has lived in Buda for seven years. Tenorio, as the mayor of Kyle in the 1980s, was instrumental in the establishment of a pre-release detention facility in that city.

Two other Buda council incumbents, Cathy Chilcote and Tom Crouse, will run for re-election unopposed.

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees will put two seats up to contested elections. In the Buda district (Place 3), where incumbent Henry Altmiller some time ago announced he will not seek re-election, Bert Bronaugh will run against Rohm McDaniel. Bronaugh, 46, lists his occupation as “mechanic,” while McDaniel, 35, lists his occupation as “strategist.”

Hays CISD Trustees Vice President Patty Wood, 51, has drawn an opponent for her at large seat. Her opponent is Claude Tice, 55, who lists himself as a teacher in the New Braunfels ISD.

No new candidates filed for candidacy for two at-large seats in the San Marcos CISD, meaning the field remains former San Marcos Mayor David Chiu, community activist Christine North, Vincent Delgado, and incumbent school board President Judy Allen. Incumbent Tom Brown chose to not seek re-election.

Kyle is unlikely to hold a city council election, since two incumbents were unopposed as of the Monday filing deadline. Barring a write-in campaign, Councilmembers Lucy Johnson and Ray Bryant will return to their seats in May.

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0 thoughts on “Elections set for school boards, Buda

  1. Wow. I wasn’t aware Lucy and Ray where doing such a great job in Kyle. Same things in Buda. Hard to be a democracy if noone runs for office.

  2. I want to reach Claude Tice. He may be related to my former stepfather, A. P. Tice Jr. I have photos to share.

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