LAWTON — Most election board staff members and precinct workers in southwest Oklahoma will get a break this spring. That is what results from local school board and municipal filings last week showed. In most counties, there were no contested seats, while only two incumbents — one in Marlow and one in Walters — were challenged. Snyder School District in Kiowa County, Walters municipal government in Cotton County, and Marlow city and school in Stephens County have primary elections. Candidates running for Seat 6 in Snyder are James Schneiver and Wyatt Hill, while Walters municipal At-Large candidates are Wes Eidson and incumbent Roberta Ellis. Here is a list of filings for school boards unless otherwise noted, by county, by district, office, individual and hometown.
Elgin, Office 5, Shane Burk, Elgin. Lawton, Office 5, Zeldon Rice, Lawton. Rice, who retired from Lawton Public Schools in January 2018, succeeds Lawton businessman Kent Jester, who held the seat since 2010 and chose to not seek re-election again. Bishop, Office 2, Thresa Seabolt, Lawton. Flower Mound, Office 2, Kathy Plunk, Lawton. Geronimo, Office 6, Chance Wickham, Geronimo. Sterling, Office 5, Shawn Nunley, Fletcher. Indiahoma, Office 5, Wayne Bales, Indiahoma. Cache, Office 5, Stacy Harbin, Lawton; Office 4, Casey Honeycutt, Cache. Chattanooga, Office 5, Levi Krasser, Chattanooga. Fletcher, Office 5, Ryan Simmons, Fletcher.