Board Elections

AnnouncementsApplications for a place on the May 2024 Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees General Election ballot for eligible positions may be filed beginning January 17, 2024 through February 16, 2024. Additional information is provided in the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot for May 4, 2024 Election.

Election Information
Your Board of Trustees, comprised of seven local citizens, provides an important public service to the Stafford MSD, and serves without compensation.  In accordance with the Texas Elections Code, Stafford MSD calls Board elections for the first Saturday in May of each year.  Board elections are held at Stafford City Hall.  Vacancies occurring after the election are filled by appointment or left vacant until the next election is conducted.
Specific information on upcoming elections, including the election calendar and filing deadlines, will be posted to this page as it becomes available.  General information and statutory requirements regarding elections are available in Board policy.
Current Officers of the Board of Trustees
President:  Manuel Hinojosa
Vice President:  Ash Hamirani
Secretary:  Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste
After the canvassing of each election, the Board elects a president, vice-president, and secretary to serve a one-year term.  The Stafford MSD Board of Trustees consists of seven members.  Board members shall be elected for three–year terms, with elections conducted annually.  Election of Board members shall be by position.
Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a rotating basis. 
The seven Board of Trustees members are voted on by all residents of the District, and represent all residents of the District.
Terms and Election Schedule
Board members shall be elected for three-year terms, with elections conducted annually, as follows:
Positions 1 and 2
The election for positions 1 and 2 shall be held in 2021, 2024, 2027, and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Positions 3, 4, and 5
The election for positions 3, 4, and 5 shall be held in 2022, 2025, 2028, and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Positions 6 and 7
The election for positions 6 and 7 shall be held in 2023, 2026, 2029, and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Method of Voting
To be elected, a candidate must receive more votes than any other candidate for the position.

Eligibility and Filing for Candidacy

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board member, a person must:
1. Be a United States citizen.
2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.
3. Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
5. Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the filing date.  Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Gov’t Code 601.009; Brown v. Patterson, 609 S.W.2d 287 (Tex. Civ. App.—Dallas 1980, no writ); Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14.
6. Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected.
An application for a place on the ballot must be filed with the District not later than 5 p.m. of the 62nd day before election day. An application may not be filed earlier than the 30th day before the date of the filing deadline.
For the May 2024 Board election, the first day to file for a place on the ballot is January 17, 2024.  The last day to file for a place on the ballot is February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. 

Applications are available at:

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer Form:

To file, submit an application in person or by mail to:
Stafford Municipal School District
1633 Staffordshire
Stafford, TX  77477
Applications must be filed in person but all questions may be submitted by email to: