2019 Trustee Election Information

  • The Decatur Independent School District Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees, serving terms of three years, with elections held annually.  The terms of one-third of the Trustees, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year.  Education Code 11.051(b), 11.059. The following positions will expire on Saturday, May 4, 2019 on which day a Trustee Election will be held: 

    Place 1:  currently held by Wade Watson

    Place 2:  currently held by Cheri Boyd



    As of February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM
    Place 1
    Stan Shults
    Thomas Houchin
    Peter Rivera
    Place 2
    Cheri Boyd (Incumbent)
    Chris Lowery



    A qualified candidate shall be defined as a person who is:

    • a registered voter in the Decatur Independent School District.
    • a resident in the Decatur Independent School District for six (6) months and a resident of the State of Texas for twelve (12) months prior to the filing  deadline for election.
    • a United States citizen and 18 years of age (or older) on the first day of the term to be filled at the election.
    • a person who meets all other requirements as provided by law stated in Texas Election Laws: Election Code: Subchapter A: Eligibility Requirements for Public Office: Section 141.001.

    Important Dates

    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019: First Day to File
    • Friday, February 15, 2019: Last Day to Order General Election
    • Friday, February 15, 2019: Last Day to File (Deadline 5:00 pm)
    • Thursday, April 4, 2019: Last Day to Register to Vote
    • Monday, April 22, 2019 -Tuesday,  April 30, 2019:  Early Voting in Person 
    • Saturday, May 4, 2019: Election Day