Incumbents the only ones to run for Van Alstyne elections

| February 14, 2020 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town

The May city and school board elections will be cancelled for both government agencies, as only incumbents filed for election, or re-election, in this most current time frame.

For the Van Alstyne City Council, open seats were Places 1, 2, and 3, currently held by Ryan Neal, Marla Butler and Robert Jaska. All three signed up to continue their volunteer work for the city.

The two Van Alstyne ISD Board of Trustees incumbents whose seats came available also filed to continue their duties, which is also unpaid, voluntary work. Those were Places 3 and 4, which will continue to be filled by Randall Morgan and Debbie Nance,as reported by the District’s Lawana Merriman.

City Clerk Jennifer Gould told the council, via email, that “Since all places are unopposed, I will have an item on the March 3, 2020, agenda to cancel the election.”

Cost of these elections would have been, roughly $7,500 for both government groups, paying for personnel for early voting and election day voting, and other expenses. Voting will still be in place for Grayson County and other government races. Voting in Van Alstyne is at the Grayson College South Campus, on Van Alstyne Parkway east of U.S. Highway 75. Information on those issues and campaigns will probably be in the Herald-Democrat.

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