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Candidates for General Election on School Board, City Council and Mayor announced

Incumbent Sanger Mayor Thomas Muir filed for re-election on February 7 and he faces two other opponents that filed on February 18, the last day to register. Jeffrey W. Jarecke, a retired firefighter and Joe Falls, a rancher, are seeking to be the new Sanger Mayor. Muir was first elected in May of 2010. Candidate Joe Falls filed a Certificate of Withdrawal this on Friday, February 25 for the office of Mayor in the May 7, 2022, General Election.

The City of Sanger General Election will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to elect a Mayor, currently held by Thomas Muir; Councilmember for Place 2, currently held by Gary Bilyeu and Councilmember for Place 4, currently held by Allen Chick of the City Council. Both Bilyeu and Chick filed and are unopposed. Bilyeu has been on the council since 2010 and Chick has since 2014.

Three places are up for the May 7 General Election on the Sanger ISD School Board. Place 4 - (3 year term) currently held by Ken Scribner; Place 5 - (3 year term) currently held by Lisa Cody; and Place 7 - (1 year remaining of 3 year term) currently held by Dr. Dale Gleason. There was some late movement as well for the SISD board. Late in the process, Jesse Hunter and Debbie Reaves filed for Place 4 and Bruce Elsey signed up for Place 7. Lisa Cody filed early in the filing period for Place 5. Both Cody and Elsey are unopposed.

Early voting will be April 19-27. Candidate profiles will be featured in the Sanger News in mid-April 2022.

Recently, the Sanger ISD Board approved the proposal to send to the voters a bond with the election to be held May 7, 2022. Early voting will be April 19-27.

The Long-Range Planning Commission agreed unanimously on the proposed bond which includes the following buildings: a new high school, renovations to elementary school, a new agricultural facility and an outdoor sports fieldhouse. The total cost of the bond package is $130,000,000. The Sanger News will provide information for several weeks up until the election, about each project in the bond, starting in the near future.


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