Contested local races shaping up
The filing period is open for seats on the Vernon City Commission, the Wilbarger General Hospital Board of Directors, the Vernon Independent School Board of Trustees, and the Vernon College Board of Trustees.
The deadline to file for one of the offices is February 18, 2022, and filing should be done at each particular entities’ administration office.
The election will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
There are three positions up for election on the Vernon Independent School District’s board of trustees. Four people have filed.
Taylor Craighead has filed for Place 3. Bryson Henry and Gordy Gonzales have filed for Place 4. Amanda Lehman Has filed for Place 5. The incumbents Kevin Young (first elected 2003), Tom Scott (first elected 2016) and Sjohonton Fanner (elected 2021 to fill an open seat) have not filed for reelection at this time.
There are three positions up for election with the City of Vernon and all three incumbents have filed. Pam Gosline filed for Mayor. Jim Parmer filed for Precinct 2 commissioner. Early Williams filed for Precinct 1 commissioner.
Wilbarger General Hospital had two positions up for election. Place 7 has incumbent Roger Townson being challenged by Gene White. No one has filed for the other position.
Vernon College has three positions up for election. Jamie Chapman has filed for Place 3.
No one has filed for Place 2 or 4 as of this week. Place 2 (currently held by Betsy Smith) is for a four-year term to complete Anne Spears original term, Place 3 (was held by the late Vicki Pennington) and Place 4 (is held by Dr. Todd Smith) for full six- year terms.