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Filing remains open for those interested in running for a City Council seat, a Muleshoe Independent School District seat and a Muleshoe Area Hospital District position. The deadline to file for a position on the ballot is Feb. 18.

For the City of Muleshoe, Election Day is Saturday, May 7. The early voting period is from April 25 to May 3.

City Secretary Zanea Carpenter said so far one person, current member Kevin Morris, has applied for a place on the ballot for the MISD Board of Trustees. The board will elect two at-large board members, positions currently held by Morris and Ashley Turnbow.

The city will hold a general election to elect District 1 and District 2 council members, positions currently held by Crystal Alarcon and Lupe Mendoza.

Muleshoe Area Hospital District Board has three seats up for election. Voters will choose board members for District 1, currently held by Gayle Richerson; District 3, currently held by Landon Nickel; and District 5, currently held by Zona Gatewood.

Those interested in adding their names to the ballot can reach out to Carpenter at (806)272-4528.

Filing has already closed for the primary elections.

Primary elections are March 1 with early voting starting Feb. 14 and ending Feb. 25.

“The filing deadline is past,” said Deputy Clerk Mary Espinoza, in reference to county elections.

Contested races are between current judge Sherri Harrison and Basil Nash, and current Precinct 4 county commissioner Jim Daniel and Shorty Drennan.

Uncontested races include Becky Espinoza, district clerk; Irene Espinoza, county clerk; Shonda Black, treasurer; Rodney Baker, justice of the peace; and Mike Slayden, Precinct 2 commissioner.

Gail M. Williams

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

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