Election Information

JISD Single Member District Place 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 positions are up for election to be held in the Joint Election with Williamson County on November 3, 2020. The current board members up for election this year are:
     Place 1 - Troy Clawson
     Place 2 - Crystal Phalen 
     Place 3 - Bruce Epstein
     Place 4 - Kenneth Leverett
     Place 6 - Jenny Arnold 


Board Election
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven Board members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of three years each. Elections are conducted annually in November.  Candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents JISD at large.

Candidate Application Forms and Reports
Candidates may pick up a packet from the Jarrell ISD, Central Office, 312 N. 5th Street, Jarrell, TX 76537, or by calling
512-746-2124 after July 18, 2020, during regular office hours. The deadline to file for a Place on the election ballot is
August 17, 2020, at 5 p.m. at the Central Office.  See the attached "Notice of Deadline to File".


General Qualifications
An individual is eligible to be a candidate for or elected or appointed to a Texas school board if he or she:

  • 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;
  • Had not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
  • 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: 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 a registered voter in the territory from which the office is elected as of the applicable filing deadline; and 
  • Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office. 


Resources
Policy BBA (LEGAL)  
Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Frequently Asked Questions about Running for School Board
Texas Ethics Commission:  First Steps for Candidates Running for School Board Trustee
Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by A Candidate (Form CTA) and Instruction Guide
Fair Campaign Practices Act and Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Form CFCP)

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