More names added to general election ballot

Published 12:10 am Saturday, February 8, 2020

A few more names have been officially added to the various ballots for the upcoming May 2 general election.

Filing ends on Feb. 14.

Port Arthur City Council

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The race for six seats on Port Arthur City Council saw three new names added to the mix.

  • District 1 has three candidates; Ingrid West Holmes, who is employed with Strategic Healthcare and manager of Gift of Life; Willie “Bae” Lewis, retired; and Mike Mason, retired educator.

Lewis previously served on city council.

  • District 2 remains with one candidate so far, Armando Ruiz, who lists his occupation as consultant.
  • District 3 has two candidates; Morris Albright III, president Port Iron and Thomas Kinlaw III, retired.
  • District 4 now has two candidates vying for the seat; Kenneth Wayne Marks, retired; and Greg K. Richard, who lists his occupation as boss.
  • Position 7 has one candidate, the incumbent councilmember Charlotte Marie Moses.
  • Position 8 has four candidates; Tieranny S. DeCuir, a business owner; Raymond Scott Jr., retired; Rosendo Ochoa Jr., process operator; and Donald R. Frank, pastor.

Scott reached his term limit in the District 1 seat he previously held.

Frank has previously served on the Port Arthur Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Those wishing to file for a Port Arthur City Council seat can do so at the city secretary’s office in city hall, 444 Fourth St.

Terms are for three years.

Port Arthur Independent School District

Two seats are up for grabs on the PAISD board of trustees and as of Friday only the two incumbents have filed for reelections. They include Dianne Brown, a retired school district employee, and Kenneth W. Lofton Sr., process operator.

Terms are for three years.

Persons wishing to file for a seat on the school board can do so at the administration office, 4801 Ninth Ave.

Nederland City Council

No new candidates have stepped up in the Nederland City Council where two seats are up for grabs.

Talmadge Austin has filed for re-election to the Ward 1 seat and Emmett Hollier has filed for the Ward III seat.

Hollier ran successfully for the seat last year when Don Albanese vacated the seat to run for mayor, a position he won.

Terms are for three years.

Interested persons can pick up a packet to apply at Nederland City Hall, 207 N. 12th St., Nederland.

Nederland Independent School District

The two NISD trustee incumbents, Kay DeCuir and Jerry Albanese, so far are the only two candidates who have filed for spots on the board.

Terms are for three years and are at-large.

Interested persons can pick up a packet to apply at the NISD administration building, 220 17th St., Nederland.

Jefferson County Drainage District 7 Board of Commissioners

Three seats are up on the DD7 board of commissioners and the ballot is starting to fill out.

Richard Beaumont, retired, has filed for re-election to his Groves seat on the board and has drawn an opponent, Mike Cabaniss, a welder.

Two people have filed for the Port Neches seat; Matt Vincent, who is in real estate, and Eric Adams, retired. The incumbent Billy Joe Butler had not filed.

James Gamble has filed for reelection to his seat representing Port Arthur.

The DD7 board includes five commissioners with one representative from each of the Mid-County cities and two from Port Arthur that serve two-year staggered terms. Elections are held in May of even numbered years.

The physical address to file an application for a place on the ballot is Community Bank Building, 4749 Twin City Hwy., Suite 300, Port Arthur. If filing by mail, send to P.O. Box 3244, Port Arthur, TX 77643.

Sabine Pass Port Commissioners

Two seats are up on the Sabine Pass Port Commissioners and both incumbents have filed for reelection; Bob Sexton and Jerry Heid.

The board is made up of five commissioners.

Persons wishing to file can do so at the Sabine Pass Port Authority Office, 5960 S. First Ave., Sabine Pass.

Sabine Pass Independent School District

Three incumbents on the Sabine Pass ISD Board of Trustees have filed for reelection so far. They include Lane Plauche, Julie Saunders and Charlene Deslatte.

Those wishing to file for a seat on the SPISD school board can submit applications at the school, 5641 S. Gulfway Drive, or mail applications for a place on the ballot to Sabine Pass School, P.O. Box 1148, Sabine Pass, TX 77655, Attn. Duyen Blanton.

Filing dates

Filing for a spot on the municipal, school board or other ballots ends on Feb. 14.

Early voting for the May 2 general election is from

April 20 to April 28.