Candidates file for May General Election
The candidates list is set for the May 9, 2015 General Election for municipal and school board races. The last day to register to run was Friday, Feb. 27.
The following names will appear on the ballot:
City of Orange
Mayor: Incumbent business owner Jimmy Sims will face Tommy Ferguson, former District 2 councilman and an operator; and James “Jim” Bean who is unemployed.
District 1 Council Member: Deborah Mitchell, educator and former councilwoman will face Patrick A. Pullen a retired Orange Police Department captain.
Applications will be accepted until March 25 in a special election to fill the remaining one-year term in District 2 after Ferguson stepped down to run for mayor.
Wayne Thomas Guidry, director for curriculum at West Orange-Cove CISD has filed to run for the seat.
City of Bridge City
Place 1 Council Member: David Rutledge, a retired mechanical engineer, will run unopposed.
Place 3 Council Member: Steve Quibodeaux, who is self employed, will face Tammy Fissette, a Human Resources manager.
Place 5 Council Member: Incumbent Richard Savoy, a health and safety specialist, will face Terri Gauthier, owner of Retail Center and Salon.
City of West Orange-Cove
Mayor: Incumbent Roy McDonald, a manager with Claybar Funeral Home, is running unopposed.
Aldermen At-Large: Three opponents will be running for two places. They are Carl K. Thibodeaux, pharmacist; Frances Droddy Lopez, retired; and Billie Trahan, retired.
City of Pinehurst
Aldermen At-Large: Incumbent Dan Barclay, is owner of Barclay’s Software; fellow incumbent Dan Mohon is an agent/owner in insurance sales. Challengers T. W. Permenter is retired and Sarah McClendon is a maintenance director.
West Orange-Cove CISD
At-Large Trustee: There will be two At-Large Trustee position open for this General Election. This is a three-year term.
Incumbent retiree Eric Mitchell; John H. Gray, an executive assistant; Roderick Robertson, a maintenance operations coordinator; Rickey Blagburn, a technical director; Demetrius Hunter, a city of Orange Water and Sewer Department employee; and John H. Smith, a safety manager.
There will also be a special election to fill the one-year unexpired term of the late Mary Kirksey. They are: Nathaniel Colbert Jr., an operator who was appointed to the seat, Dawn Fuselier, a Registered Nurse; Linda Platt, Bryant, an administrative assistant; and Carmen Purgahn, an educator.
Bridge City ISD
Place 1 Trustee: Brad Thibodeaux, a chief data officer, will face Marla J. Zoch, a business owner.
Place 2 Trustee: Incumbent Kirk Ellender, is a financial advisor and will face challenger Judy Cole, owner of Cole Plumbing.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
There will be no contested General Election races
Position 4 incumbent Tammy Rountree, an orthopedic assistant, and fellow Position 2 incumbent, David Jones, owner of Gopher Industrial, have filed.
Aubrey Milstead, a mechanical engineer, has field to run for Position 5.
Orangefield ISD and Deweyville ISD elections are in November.