Filing for the May 12 local election began Monday and ends March 5. Candidates may file for positions on city councils, school boards and some county offices.

City of Orange

Longtime Mayor William Brown Claybar is out by term limits and he is unable to run again. Others with expiring terms this May are Position 1 Councilwoman Theresa Beauchamp, Position 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Holland and Position 6 Councilman Charles Guillory.

This will be the first election for the city using four single-member districts, approved in 2011. Before, the city had four at-large positions on the ballot.

Those seeking seats in the newly formed Position 1 and 3 must reside within that district. Any Orange resident, likewise, may file for the Position 6 at-large seat.

Interested individuals may contact City Secretary Kerry Kittrell at 883-1042 for more information.

City of Bridge City

Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, Place 2 Councilman Mike Reed, Place 4 Councilman Eric Andrus and Place 6 Councilwoman Lucy Fields positions will be open for filing. City Secretary Sherry Tisdale has more information at 735-6801.

City of Pinehurst

There may be some changes on this city council with Councilman Bob Williams reportedly not running again. Also, Mayor T.W. Permenter and Councilman John Zerko’s terms have expired. All positions are at-large.

Call City Secretary Debbie Cormier at 886-3873 for more information.

City of West Orange

Council members Shirley Bonnin, Dale Dardeau and Mike Shugart terms are expiring and their seat will be open. The positions are at-large.

Call City Secretary Theresa Van Meter at 883-3468 for additional information.

West Orange-Cove CISD

There will be two seat open this May election for those interested in serving on the school board.

Eric Mitchell and Pete Amy seats are open. These are at-large positions.

For more information contact Bonnie Tegge at 882-5500.


Three seats are up for this election.

David Jones, Position 2, Keith Adams Position 4 and Don Anderson, Position 5 are open for filing.

Contact Lisa Ludwig at 883-2232, Ext. 2320 for additional information.

Bridge City ISD

Candidates interested in running for a trustee position will have two seats to choose from.

Place 1 Trustee Lon Hubbard and Place 2 Trustee Kirk Ellender terms have expired.

Call Jean Magnuson at 735-1502 for more information.

Orange County Navigation and Port District

Two seats on this board are open this election cycle.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Barbara Winfree and Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmy Smith terms are expiring. Call 883-4363 for information.

Orange County Drainage District

J.B. Arrington, Precinct 2, and Jimmie Scales, Precinct 4, seats will be open. Call 745-3225 for more information.

Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #2

The water district has two open seats this term: Linda Premeaux and Kenneth Pigg’s terms are expiring. Call 883-4003 for more information.