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Wondering who will be on the ballot this year? Want to know more about the candidates? We bring to you the local candidates for 2022. All candidates are listed in ballot order.

Last day to apply for ballot by mail
February 18, 2022

Last day to register to vote
April 7, 2022

Early voting

Begins: April 25, 2022
Ends: May 3, 2022

May 7, 2021

Garland City Council

District 2

Trayc Claybrook

Hello! My name is Trayc and I'm running for District 2 City Council in Garland, TX. I will serve with HONESTY and TRANSPARENCY and I will serve YOU! 

Koni Kaiwi

I have always been dedicated to ensuring all members of our community feel valued, respected,and heard. Our neighbors have long known they can count on me to have their back, and to be their voice when they need it. I believe we all deserve safe streets, and clean neighborhoods to raise our families in. I believe there are workable solutions available that will enhance the quality of life of all Garland Residents. I believe in Garland, and I believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of all our neighbors.

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Deborah Morris

A widely published author, small business owner and public speaker, Deborah Morris has lived and served in Garland for over 36 years. She was elected to her first term as District 2 Council member on May 5, 2018, and re-elected on Nov 2, 2020. She is now running for her 3rd and final term in District 2.

Deborah previously served as a Disaster Team Leader with the Dallas Red Cross, and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2000. A certified first responder, she also served on the First Aid Team of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), on the Building & Fire Codes Board with the City of Garland, and as president of the North East Garland Neighborhood Association (NEGNA).

Deborah feels her business experience coupled with skills in communication and problem-solving have uniquely equipped her to serve District 2 while actively supporting the continuing growth and vitality of the city.

Deborah and her husband, Terry, have been married 48 years and have three children and 10 grandchildren. They live in the historic downtown Embree neighborhood.

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District 5

Cle Kimble

Cle D. Kimble is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 20 years of experience and a former 911 dispatcher for the Houston Police Department; she is currently a Case Manager at Select Speciality Hospital. After relocating from South East Texas, she purchased her first home in the City of Garland's Orchard Hills neighborhood. Cle has been a resident of Garland for two years.

Currently, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Texas Southern University and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Leadership from Western Governors University. She is an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church and Garland Toastmasters #1207. Cle has one son, Dillon.

Her decision to serve her community began with a conversation she had with her father after moving into her home. Her father, a retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Army, suggested getting involved in her community. " You can only make a difference if you serve your community." From that point, Cle made it her plan to become a part of this town she now calls home. She served as a board member to Garland's TIF #3 Medical District and became a member of the Orchard Hills Neighborhood Association.

Cle believes that to serve others, you must first listen. Her years of experience caring for the needs of others and listening to their concerns makes her qualified to support the citizens of District 5. Serving others through her commitment to her constituents and being accessible is what she will supply to Garland residents.

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Margaret Lucht

I am running for City Council, District 5 because I want to ensure we live in a safer, more beautiful community. There are many projects in our future that need careful planning so our residents, businesses, and services have an opportunity to thrive.  Our district needs a facelift, especially along the 635 corridor and the Garland Road entrance to our city.  We need to provide logistical ease for our large industrial sector.  Residents need better access to retail and small business services.  If we complete bond programs and place unique offerings throughout the district, we will attract more businesses, support a growing population, and keep residents in Garland when they spend money on entertainment and retail.  With the Hollywood theater and Hypermart lots, we have a chance to awaken a bygone district.  I want to lead District 5 into the future and make the City of Garland a paragon of North Texas.      

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Jon Dehn

Garland has become one of the best cities in DFW area through the hard work of the City Council, the Mayor, City Manager and their staff.  I’ve been asked run for City Council by my neighbors, and I would like to keep Garland on its path to success.  It would be an honor to serve on the Garland City Council, and I will focus on community vitalization, improving opportunities for small businesses, and revitalizing the 635 corridor as construction is complete. I am eager to devote the majority of my time to Garland, helping to get us all through these challenging times.

District 1

Jeff Bass (incumbent / unopposed)


District 4

B. J. Williams (incumbent / unopposed)


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Garland ISD Board of Trustees

Place 1

Bob Duckworth

Born into a family who farmed in an area between Garland and Dallas with an older sister who became my second mom.
My early life on the farm consisted of helping mom and dad with the many things that need to be done of the farm. Planting, hoeing, harvesting, milking the cow and feeding the farm animals, gathering the eggs, it’s a never-ending task. Got a day off occasionally to ride my bike. A great childhood with two Godley parents who taught me respect for myself and others. Discipline was applied as needed. Best gift ever from mom and dad. They taught me about God’s love and Jesus who died for my sins and led me to accept him as my Lord and Savior.
Moved from Garland to Copeville Texas my mid sophomore year. Went to Community High School with a graduating class of 18. Was able to play all sports, Class President, Editor of Yearbook. A great time in my
life. That is where I met my wife Cherry, and we will celebrate our 60th anniversary in November of this year.
After getting married Cherry and I set up housekeeping in Garland and I went to work for First National Bank in Downtown Garland in 1962. We lived the young lover’s life and was blessed with our son Russell in 1966 and daughter Leah in 1970.
After spending almost 50 years in the banking business I was blessed to be able to retire and enjoy life, accept the last couple of COVID years. I am now ready to give back to my community once again by running for Garland ISD Trustee Place 1.
Something to think about: All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Indian proverb

Larry Glick (incumbent)

I am proud to be a servant/leader. I carry the title of Master Trustee with honor. Please judge me on my record. In these pages you will find my “Promises Made, Promises Kept”. With one asterisked miss *, I have kept my promises to you the citizens of Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. My mother , who graduated college at age 62, taught me an important life lesson- if you do something, do it to the best of your ability and out work everyone else. That is my continuing Promise to you if I am re-elected.

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Place 2

Johnny Beach (incumbent / unopposed)


Place 3

Linda Griffin (incumbent / unopposed)


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