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Election 2015: Challenger files for District 2 Seat

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Richard Yeakley

By Richard Yeakley
Feb. 9, 2015 at 1:03 p.m.
Updated March 4, 2015 at 1:03 p.m.


A 54-year-old Longview ISD teacher has filed to run for the District 2 seat on the Longview City Council

Nona Snoddy, who the district website lists as a teacher at the Dade Center, officially filed to place her name on the ballot Monday.

The District 2 seat is held by Councilman Gary Smith, who has not announced if he will seek re-election in May.

If he does, District 2 will see a contested race, which would be added to the already busy election season for the city.

Races to replace Mayor Jay Dean and District 1 Councilman John Sims, both of whom will leave the council due to term limits, have already drawn multiple candidates.

District 5 Councilman Richard Manley and former councilman Dr. Andy Mack — both of whom announced their candidacies last month — have officially filed for a place on the ballot.

Three candidates for seats on the City Council have also filed.

Jearl Morris, 79, who sits on the Longview Planning and Zoning Commission, and Ed Moore, 68, a longtime financial adviser and former city administrator, both filed for the District 1 seat held by John Sims, who will not be running because of term limits.

Ben Shelton, 34, director of operations for Pathway Church, filed to run for the District 5 seat Manley will be leaving — win or lose — in May.

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