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Early voting for council spots starts Monday

Published Friday, April 27, 2012
By This Justin Staff

Early voting opens April 30 in Justin’s city council elections, which are scheduled May 12.

Voters can cast early ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 30 through Saturday, May 5 at the Justin Municipal Building, 415 North College. On Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8, early voting will be open 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. at that location.

A candidates Question-and-Answer session will be held next Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mule Barn, 218 Highway 156 South. All seven candidates for the three council seats will be available to answer questions on the city’s infrastructure, economic development, finances, parks and other topics.

The event is open to the public and it is $1 taco night.

Election-day voting is at the Municipal Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

School board elections are the same day, but the Northwest ISD school election has been cancelled, with none of the candidates drawing opposition.

Re-elected are:

  • incumbent Mark Schluter (place 2) the current board president. Schluter, regional transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, will begin his third term on the board, having first been elected in 2006.
  • incumbent Josh Wright (place 1) the current board secretary, education field representative. He begins his second term.
  • newcomer Judy Copp (place 4) a retired teacher and a resident of Justin, who will replace Jeannette Leong, who resigned from the board recently after serving since 2001.