Orangefield ISD calls for November election
Tommy Mann Jr.
For The Record
The Orangefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will have an election this fall but the scope of the election has changed at the deadline late Monday.
Four seats on the Board of Trustees for the Orangefield Independent School District are expiring. Those seats are currently held by Van “Bo” Henley, Place 1; Jesse Fremont, Place 3; Dr. Ronald Risinger, Place 6; and Brad Frye, Place 7. All four incumbents have filed applications to retain their seats on the school board.
New candidates David Chris Wagstaff and Terri Hoyland submitted applications for the November election, but Hoyland opted to withdraw late Monday.
Wagstaff will challenge Risinger for the Place 6 seat. Prior to withdrawing, Hoyland was planning to oppose Frye for the Place 7 school board position, but Frye will now be unopposed.
According to her personal Facebook page, Hoyland stated she is “a huge proponent of peace and unity” and does not like to cause division.
Her intent to run for the Board of Trustees was to be “a voice for the women and girls” in the district because she felt “a governing board should reflect the people it represents.”
Hoyland also commended Frye and the rest of the Trustees for their hard work and dedication to the community and stated she “wished she could leave the board as is and add a few women to the mix.”
OISD Trustees Henley and Fremont will be unopposed as well for the November election.
The deadline for filing for a place on the ballot was at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, for the Orangefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
Since the Orangefield Independent School District is not part of an incorporated city, it is required to hold its election in conjunction with the county every two years during the month of November. The term for a position as a member on the Orangefield ISD Board of Trustees is for four years.
Early voting for the Orangefield ISD Board of Trustees election on Nov. 8 general election will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 28; and again Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 4, at the OISD Administration Building, 10288 FM 105 in Orangefield.