Announcing the candidates for Marfa’s city council and school board races

MARFA — The window to file for Marfa City Council and Marfa Independent School District’s school board closed on Friday at 5 p.m., finalizing the list of names that will appear on the ballot this May.

City and school board elections will take place in a joint-election this spring, with all races on one ballot. Early voting and election day voting will take place at Marfa’s City Hall, with early voting beginning April 19 and ending April 27, and election day falling on Saturday, May 1 this year. Details about the hours for both early voting and election day were unavailable by press time, due to ongoing power outages at City Hall.

Both the mayor and city council seats will be for two-year terms. Incumbent Mayor Manny Baeza filed to run for re-election and is running unopposed this year.

Two council seats are up for grabs, and filing to run for them are the two incumbents, Irma Salgado and Raul Lara, and candidate Stephen Boelter.

In the Marfa Independent School District Board race, Place 3 incumbent Yolanda Jurardo will run unopposed. In Place 4, Rene Gonzalez and Jose Grajeda will be on the ballot.