Several challengers are attempting to deny four incumbents — three on the Fort Worth ISD school board and one on the Tarrant County College board — another term.

Whether they will be successful is up to voters in the May 6 elections. 

The races for board seats with the Fort Worth ISD and TCC boards are just a few of the area contests that voters will decide. Their choices will set the direction they want their school districts and college to take.

The last day to register to vote is April 6. Early voting is April 24 to May 2.

Here’s a look at the area’s contested races and the candidates who filed by 5 p.m. Feb. 17, the last day to file.

Fort Worth ISD school board

Incumbents Quinton Phillips, CJ Evans and Tobi Jackson will have to mount campaigns for another four-year term on the Fort Worth ISD school board.

For almost 13 years, Jackson has represented District 2, which covers east Fort Worth ISD. Business owner Patricia Carlson is challenging the longtime trustee.

Phillips, a first-term trustee, represents District 3, which includes Stop Six and the most eastern parts of Fort Worth ISD. A pair of residents are challenging Phillips: Mar’Tayshia James, a former Fort Worth City Council candidate, and activist Valeria Nevarez.

Evans, a first-term trustee, represents District 5, which covers some of the most western parts of Fort Worth ISD. Medical device salesman Kevin Lynch and resident Josh Yoder are running against Evans.

Trustee Anne Darr is unopposed. 

Tarrant County College board of trustees

Incumbent Bill Greenhill garnered a field of three challengers for his seat representing District 4 on the TCC board of trustees. Candidates Larry Dale Carpenter Jr., Laura Forkner Pritchett and Jack Reynolds are also vying for the seat.

TCC District 4 includes west Fort Worth, Azle, Haslet, Watauga, North Richland Hills and Haltom City.

Trustee Leonard Hornsby has two challengers in his bid for his first full, four-year term representing District 5, which covers south Arlington and Mansfield. Candidates Mary Esther Garza and Jabranica Stroba are seeking the seat.

Castleberry ISD school board

The Place 1 and 2 seats on the Castleberry ISD school board are on the May ballot. 

Candidate Sarah Kelty is challenging incumbent Tracy Gallman for her Place 2 seat.

Place 1 incumbent Kenneth Romo is unopposed.

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD school board

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD voters will have two races to decide after incumbents declined to run for another three-year term.

Candidates Ron Franklin and Trent Hill are vying to succeed Place 6 trustee Elizabeth Lopez Hatley, who is leaving the board after nine years.

Candidates Blake Mabry and Misty Kieschnick are seeking the Place 7 seat. Trustee Donna Webb is leaving the school board after 15 years.

Keller ISD school board

One seat on the Keller ISD school board will have a contested race.

Candidate Chris Coker is challenging incumbent Bev Dixon for Place 5.

Candidates John Birt and Haley Taylor Schlitz are vying for the Place 4 seat.

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD school board

Two seats on the HEB ISD school board will feature contested races. Trustees serve four-year terms.

Incumbent Andy Cargile is seeking another four-year term, but candidates Dan Mendoza and Miste Anders-Clemons are hoping to end the trustee’s time representing Place 6.

Candidate Linda Owens is challenging incumbent Fred Campos for the Place 7 seat.

Place 1 incumbent Julie Cole is unopposed. 

Crowley ISD school board

Places 1 and 2 on the Crowley ISD school board, which has three-year terms, are contested.

Place 1 incumbent Nedra Robinson has two challengers: candidates Phoebe Elkins and Roderick D. Smith.

Place 2 incumbent La Tonya Woodson-Mayfield is running against candidate Diana Marie Acosta.

Northwest ISD school board

Three seats on the Northwest ISD school board will be contested.

Incumbent Steve Sprowls is seeking another three-year term, but he faces three challengers. Candidates Russell Price, Amanda Smith and Jennifer Stephens are vying for the seat.

Place 6 trustee Lillian Rauch is running for re-election. However, challenger Jon Pendergrass is hoping to deny her another term.

Place 7 trustee Jennifer Murphy is running against challenger Michelle Slater.

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....