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The Board of Trustees is made up of seven trustees that are elected for rotating three-year terms. When a member’s term has expired, elections are held in May annually. Although Board members are elected to numbered positions, trustees represent the District as a whole, not specific geographic areas.

 

Location: 

Pine Tree Central Administration

1701 Pine Tree Road

Longview, Texas 75604

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

(AVISO DE FECHA LIMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA)


Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Pine Tree I.S.D. Board of Trustees Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time:

(Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección Regular de Pine Tree I.S.D. Representantes se pueden presentar durante el siguiente horario:)

File Dates and Times:

(Fechas y Horario para Entregar Solicitudes)

Start Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021       End Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
(Fecha Inicio: Miércoles, 13 de enero, 2021)      (Fecha Límite: Viernes, 12 de febrero, 2021)

Office Hours: 
(Horario de la Oficina)

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – January 13, 2021 through February 11, 2021
             (13 de enero del 2021 hasta 11 de febrero del 2021)
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – February 12, 2021
                                      (12 de febrero del 2021)

Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot:
(Dirección a física para presentar las solicitudes en personal para un lugar en la boleta)

Pine Tree I.S.D.
Andrea Anders, Tax Office
1701 Pine Tree Rd
Longview, TX  75604

Address to mail applications for place on the ballot if filing by mail:
(Dirección a donde enviar las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta en caso de presentar por correo)

Pine Tree I.S.D.
Andrea Anders, Tax Office
P O Box 5878
Longview, TX  75608


Andrea Anders
Printed Name of Filing Officer
(Nombre en letra de molde del Oficial de Archivos)



___________________________________________
Signature of Filing Officer
(Firma del Oficial de Archivos)



December 9, 2020
Date Posted
(Fecha archivada)

 

 

 

Board of Trustee  Members/Terms: 

Adam Graves (2015) 2021-2024 Place 1
Drew Seidel (2021) 2021-2024 Place 2
Aaron Klein (2019) 2019-2022 Place 3
Frank Richards (2016) 2019-2022 Place 4
Jim Cerrato (2016) 2019-2022 Place 5
Mike Smith (2018) 2020-2023 Place 6
Dr. Melanie Roudkovski (2017) 2020-2023 Place 7

Next Election:  May 7, 2022

 

Requirements: 

Form, content, and Procedure:

An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district’s filing authority (Tax Assessor or superintendent’s administrative assistant); and contain specified information about the candidate:

  • the candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation;
  • the candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence;
  • the candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application;
  • if available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;
  • the office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;
  • statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.

Eligibility: 

An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:

  • is a United States citizen
  • is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
  • has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • has not been convicted of a felony;
  • has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:  
    • for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot;
    • for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or
    • for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
  • is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
  • satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001; Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.

The Texas Education Code imposed additional requirements:

  • To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified vote: 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.002.
  • A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.

Deadline:

The first date to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 5 p.m. on the 78th day before Election Day. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.055(a); Tex. Elec. Code § 144.005. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5 p.m. on the 74th day before Election Day.

Additional resources:

Texas Election Code sections 141.001 (eligibility requirements) and 141.0031 (application requirements)

District policies: BBA(LEGAL) (Eligibility/Qualifications) and BBBA(LEGAL) (Conduction Elections)

Secretary of State Elections Division website, including Terms, Qualifications, and VacanciesVR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQCandidacy for Local Policial Subdivisions; and Running for Local Offices.

Texas Ethics Commission