Election Information

Spearman ISD

403 E. 11th Avenue

Spearman Texas 79081

nora.saenz@region16.net                                          806-659-1802

Please contact Nora Saenz with any election questions

School Board of Trustees:

Dr. Mark Garnett - President                                May 2019 - May 2022

Stephen Batton - Vice President                         May 2019 - May 2022

Samantha Wilkerson - Secretary                         May 2019 - May 2022 samanthawilkerson@hchd.net


Michael Lusby - Member                                       May 2018- May 2024 mlusby45@yahoo.com

Mike Pearson - Member                                        Nov 2020 - May 2024

Chad Riggins - Member                                        Nov 2020 - May 2023

Clancy Vanderburg - Member                             Nov 2020 - May 2023



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 with the right to vote;
  • has not been 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.

Application packets maybe picked up from the Business Office located on the high school campus:

                            Monday - Friday   (8:00am - 4:00pm)

                            403 E. 11th Avenue - EAST doors

Deadline to file an application is February 12, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Important 2021 Election Dates

  First Day to File for a Place on the   General Election BallotWednesday, January 13, 2021


Last Day to File for a Place on the   General Election Ballot


Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.



First Day of Early Voting by         Personal Appearance


Monday, April 19, 2021



Last Day of Early Voting by         Personal Appearance


Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 Election Day  *Cancelled 3/8/21

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Order of Cancellation

Certification of Unopposed Candidates



An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district's filing authority; and contain specified information about the candidate:

  • the candidate's name, date of birth, and occupation;
  • the candidate's residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate's residence;
  • the candidate's length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district as of the date the candidate swears to the application;
  • if available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate's campaign;
  • the office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is the a full or unexpired term;
  • statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.