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Collin Co. Voters To Decide On School Funding Initiatives

Princeton High School will host a forum on the U.S. Hwy. 380 improvements on Tue., May 7.
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Voters in the Princeton Independent School District will vote on a proposition to issue bonds for nearly $100,000 for school buildings and property.

In the upcoming May 6 elections, voters in Collin County will choose whether or not to raise property taxes by $0.12 per $100 to improve school properties in the area. Municipalities and school districts around Collin County will elect public officials. And voters in Princeton and Lavon will decide on local ballot measures to fund public projects.


Four seats are up for grabs in the Collin County Community College District race. Three are regular elections and a fourth is a special election for Place 5.


Running for Place 1 Trustee are Greg Gomel and Fred Moses. Nancy Wurzman, the trustee for Place 1, is running for Place 2 along with Jeri Landfair Chambers. Stacey Donald and Larry Wainwright are running for Place 3, while Raj Menon is running unopposed for Place 5. Menon was appointed to the position in 2016 to fill a vacancy.


The Community Independent School District is also holding elections for four trustee positions; three are for 4-year terms while one is for a 2-year term.


Running unopposed for Place 1 is Jeffrey J. Pendill. For Place 2, Mike Cook and Alicia Young are running. Running unopposed for Place 3 is Mike Shephard. Jana Hunter is running unopposed for a 2-year term in Place 5.


In the McKinney Independent School District election, Curtis Rath and Curtis Rippee are vying for the same spot, Place 7 At Large.


Three spots are open in the Town of New Hope: De St. Aubin, Alexandria Hull, Omar Ivan Nunez, Kelly Hughes and Carol King are all running for them. Voters can choose none, one, two or three names on the ballot to fill the seats.


Voters in the Princeton Independent School District will vote on a proposition to issue bonds for nearly $100,000 for school buildings and property.


In Farmersville, voters will select trustees for four open seats (Positions 1-4). The candidates are Danny Bolch, Billy Long and PK (Paul Kelly) for Position 1. Dale Pickett and Tammy Bridges-Donaldson are running for Position 2. Tommy Monk and Tony Gray are running for Position 3. David Coleman and Jim Hemby are running for Position 4.


They will also select council members for three places (1, 3 and 5). Craig Overstreet is running unopposed for Place 1. For Place 3, Michael Hesse is running against Joe Helmberger. And in Place 5, Todd Roles is running against John Klostermann.


Residents of Lavon will vote on two propositions. The first is for the adoption of a half-percent local sales tax for repairing and maintaining roads. The second is for $9-million in tax bonds in order to create a new sports and recreation complex.