Board of Trustee Elections
Date: May 6, 2023
Place 3: Currently held by Gary Lillard
Place 6: Currently held by Phillip Pulliam
Filing Period: Begins: January 18, 2023 Ends: February 17, 2023
Location: Blue Ridge ISD Administration Building
318 W. School St.
Blue Ridge, TX 75424
Requirements and Eligibility for filing for candidacy: 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 finally 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 imposes additional requirements:
-To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 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.