School Board Elections

Voter Information:

Postings:

 

Candidate Filings:

SMD 3

  • Charles W. Diggs, Jr.

SMD 5

  • David Campos Sr
  • Matthew Worthington
  • Desireé Ybarra

SMD 7

  • Susanna Woody

SMD 8

  • Darla Wegner

SMD 9

  • Elvia Guadian

Important Dates

  • Monday, July 23: First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot
  • Monday, Aug. 20: Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6: Election Day

Del Valle ISD Elections

There are nine members of the Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees, each elected Single Member Districts to serve staggered four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year in November. The terms of half of the Trustees, or as near to half as possible, expire each election cycle. Education Code 11.051(b), 11.059.

Board members shall be elected for four-year terms with elections held in November of even-numbered years, as indicated below.

Places 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9
The current term expires in 2018. Subsequent elections shall take place at four-year intervals thereafter.

Places 1, 2, 4 and 6
The current term expires in 2020. Subsequent elections shall take place at four-year intervals thereafter.

 

General Qualifications

A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person is a qualified voter. Education Code 11.061(b)

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school Board Trustee, a person must:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 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.
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
  • Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996)
  • Be a resident of Texas and the District for the period of time described at Candidate’s Residency Term, below. Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14 Election Code 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 S.W.2d 287 (Tex. Civ. App.-Dallas 1980, no writ)
  • Be a registered voter.
  • Education Code 11.061(b); Election Code 11.002
  • Take the official oath of office.
  • Education Code 11.061(a)
  • Serve without compensation. Education Code 11.061(d)

Candidate’s Residency Term

Prefiled Candidacy -An individual seeking election to the office of Trustee by having his or her name placed on the ballot must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot.

Write-In Candidacy-An individual seeking election to the office of Trustee by write-in vote must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the day of the election.

Appointment to Office

An individual appointed to the office of Trustee must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the day on which the appointment is made. Election Code 141.001(a)(5)

Residence Defined

“Residence” shall mean domicile, one’s home and fixed place of habitation to which one intends to return after any temporary absence; one does not lose one’s residence status by leaving to go to another place for temporary purposes only. A person does not acquire a residence in a place to which the person has come for temporary purposes only and without the intention of making that place the person’s home. Residence shall be determined in accordance with the common-law rules, as enunciated by the courts of this state, except as otherwise provided by the Election Code. Election Code 1.015

  • Candidate Workshop – The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) sponsors Candidate Workshops to provide those interested in becoming a school board member with advice and information about the demands and rewards of service. For more information, visit TASB’s Candidate Workshop site.