Voting information for Lantana residents

Voting information for Lantana residents

Along with other county residents, Lantana residents can also cast their votes for Denton County elections. Although Lantana doesn’t have a dedicated government with elected officials, it does fall within Denton County Fresh Water Districts 6 & 7.

Primary Election Day is March 1.
Early voting is:

• Feb. 16-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Feb. 20, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Feb. 21, 1-6 p.m.

• Feb. 22-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Polling places can be found at www.votedenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EVlocsMarch16.pdf.

Here’s who is running in the county races:

Sheriff:

Will Travis (incumbent) (R) was elected in 2012. He has worked as a DEA special agent, a Dallas police officer, a U.S. Coast Guard boatswains mate and a U.S. Air Force security
police officer.

He was born in Mississippi and attended the University of Mississippi.

Some of Travis’ stated accomplishments while in office include: cracking down on human trafficking, standing against the legalization of marijuana, creating a mental health advisory board, reorganizing the jail bureau and re-establishing FCC compliance.

Travis is married to Shelley and they have one college-age daughter.  They live in Argyle.

Tracy Murphree (R) was born and raised in Yoakum County, Texas. He attended McMurry College in Abilene where he played football and studied history and political science.

Murphree became a Texas State Trooper after training in the late 80s. In 1993, he transferred to Denton County. In 1996 he worked with the Texas DPS Narcotics Service stationed in Houston. A couple years later, he was selected to be a Texas Ranger assigned to Denton County.

Following the death of his wife, Murphree worked for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. He left law enforcement in 2015 and works for Paladin.

He is a widower with four children: Caden, Collin, Emma and Conner.

Denton County Chair:

Kelly Sayre (R) is currently the first vice chair for political affairs for the Denton County Republican Party. He is a native Texan and lives in Corinth with his wife Becky. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Lisa Hendrickson (R) is a Baton Rouge native. She lives in Lantana with her husband Jon and their children Julianna and Joshua. She is a teacher at the collegiate level.

Phyllis J. Wolper (D) is the current chair of the Denton County Democratic Party.  As of now, she is running unopposed.

For more elections information visit www.votedenton.com.


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