District Elections

Election information

https://www.votedenton.gov/early-voting-roster/

Below are the timelines and legal requirements for the District’s Board of Directors Elections. If you have any further questions please Contactcontact us here.

The next Director Election for Elm Ridge WCID will be held on May 4, 2024.

  • Amy Myers – President – May 2, 2020 / May 4, 2024 – (E)
  • Jon TenBroeck – Vice President – May 2, 2020 / May 4, 2024 – (E)
  • Maggie Hernandez – Secretary – May 2, 2020 / May 4, 2024 – (A)
  • Mike Perry – Assistant Secretary – May 7, 2022 / May 2, 2026 – (E)
  • Scott Bollig- Director – May 7, 2022 – May 2, 2026 – (E)

First Day to file for General Election Ballot: Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Last day to file an application for a place on the ballot: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. The official notice will be posted https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/NOTICE%20OF%20DEADLINE%20TO%20FILE%20APPLICATIONS%20FOR%20PLACE%20ON%20THE%20BALLOT-1.pdfhere when it becomes available.

The official Notice of Election is postedhttps://app.tritoncg.com/documents/2024%20Notice%20of%20Election%20-%20Elm%20Ridge%20WCID.pdf here.

Election Date: May 4, 2024

Voter information is available at https://www.votedenton.gov/voter-information/votedenton.gov

La información para los votantes está disponible en https://www.votedenton.gov/voter-information/votedenton.gov

https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/2024%20Notices%20of%20Election%20and%20Fire%20plan%20-%20Elm%20Ridge%20WCID.pdf2024 Notices of Election and Fire plan

https://app.tritoncg.com/documents/DENTON%20COUNTY%20EARLY%20VOTING%20LOCATIONS.pdfEARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

https://app.tritoncg.com/documents/VOTACION%20ADELANTADA%20DEL%20CONDADO%20DE%20DENTON.pdfVOTACION ADELANTADA

https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/DENTON%20COUNTY%20ELECTION%20DAY%20VOTING%20LOCATIONS.pdfELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS

https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/LUGARES%20DE%20VOTACIO%C3%8CN%20EN%20EL%20DI%C3%8CA%20DE%20ELECCIO%C3%8CN%20POR%20APARICIO%C3%8CN%20PERSONAL%20DEL%20ELECCIONES%20GENERALES%20Y%20ESPECIALES%20DEL%202023.pdfLUGARES DE VOTACIÓN EN EL DÍA DE ELECCIÓN

Early Voting Roster will be available at https://www.votedenton.gov/early-voting-roster/votedenton.gov/early-voting-roster

La lista de votación anticipada estará disponible en https://www.votedenton.gov/early-voting-roster/votedenton.gov/early-voting-roster

For more information on election dates, visit the Secretary of State website at: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2024https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2024

Interested candidates

To run for election to the District’s Board of Supervisors, a person must file an application for a place on the ballot. Application for a place on The General Election Ballot can be found on the Texas Secretary of State website at: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdfhttps://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf

To be qualified to serve as a Director, a person shall be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of the State of Texas, the owner of taxable property in the district, and be a qualified voter in the District (Texas Water Code 53.063).

To review the General Requirements for Application in its entirety, please see (Texas Election Code 141.031)

To review the disqualification of a person from serving as a Supervisor in its entirety, please see (Texas Water Code 49.052).

Interested candidates

Elm Ridge residents please allow us to introduce your 7 candidates for the 3 Board of Directors positions whose terms are up this May.  The candidates are referenced in the order they will appear on the ballot.  The biographies were written by each candidate.  The election is May 4, 2024.

2024 candidates

Jon TenBroeck

I am pleased to announce that I am running for election as a Director for the Elm Ridge Water Control Improvement District. I currently serve the district as the Vice President of the Board.

My family has lived in Savannah for 19 years. We love being a part of this community and have enjoyed our time here. My son had a great experience at Savannah Elementary, Navo Middle School, and graduated from Braswell High School. My wife has worked as an educator in Denton ISD for the past 11 years.

I have been active in the community and am always willing to contribute my time and experience. Over the past 15 years, I have served on the HOA Safety Committee, Advisory Board Committee, and Pool Committee. My volunteer activities include working on various events such as parades, fireworks, etc., and providing weekly crime watch patrols.

My career experience includes law enforcement, corporate security, and property management. I have been a Human Resources senior leader for large corporations for over 20 years. My expertise includes legal compliance, performance management, employee relations, training, conflict resolution, and change leadership. I hold a Senior HR Professional Certification (SPHR) and a Master Certificate in High-Performance Leadership. I am a huge advocate of servant leadership and practice that daily.

Over the years, I have been active in several organizations, including the National Eagle Scout Association, DallasHR Management Association, and the Association of Water Board of Directors. Some of my other volunteer experience includes Advisor-Elm Ridge Explorer Post 1190, Boy Scouts of America, United Way, and March of Dimes.

I have been fully engaged in many accomplishments during my tenure on the Elm Ridge WCID Board of Directors. As a member of the Elm Ridge Public Safety Committee, I contributed to forming a newly created police department dedicated to solely serving the district. That police department, entirely focused on community policing, has reduced crime in all three communities, making them the safest on the 380 corridor.

As a Director on the Elm Ridge Board, I have voted consistently in favor of lowering the tax rates for the last three years and will continue to do so. In addition, I have been a strong proponent of establishing a tax exemption for home owners over age 65 and disabled homeowners and have voted to increase that exemption amount for the last four years in a row.

I am proud of our Board's accomplishment of creating a district park in Arrowbrooke, where we recently added a concession facility and are planning for improved parking. I strongly supported a new fire plan for Artesia, which allowed Prosper Fire Department to serve that community with a faster response time. We are currently planning a new water line and water storage tank for Artesia, providing greater water capacity and reliability.

I am committed to serving all three communities equally and focusing on each community's needs. I look forward to continue serving Elm Ridge's residents and hope to earn your vote. Email: mailto:bestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.combestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.com

Website: https://www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com/www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com

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Brandon Story

As a seventh-generation Texan from the Lubbock area, I bring a deep-seated appreciation for community and service, shaped by my family's local heritage. My educational journey led me from Panola College to a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Lubbock Christian University in 2001. I completed my MBA from Texas A&M-Commerce in 2004.

My 22-year tenure in the auto finance sector has endowed me with extensive experience in collections, budgeting, employee management and process improvement -- all of which provide a solid foundation for fiscal responsibility and strategic planning. Over the past four years, my dedication to community service found an outlet in my role as a Board Member for the Savannah Community Association. During this time, I have served in various capacities, such as President, Vice-President and Director at Large charged with following the happenings at the Water District. I am proud to report I have contributed to substantial positive changes in maintaining amenities, establishing and updating community policies, and boosting overall community engagement.

Beyond professional and community roles, my commitment extends to my personal life, where I actively participate in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, and as a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. I am also the Vice-President of the Denton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and leadership capabilities with a focus on the Patriotism and the Founding Fathers.

My family, anchored by my wife Lisa, a school teacher and licensed attorney, and our three children, provides a strong support system and a personal stake in the wellbeing of our community. Our family has resided in Savannah/Elm Ridge for over 18 years, having literally seen it grow up before our eyes.

My candidacy for the Elm Ridge Board of Directors is driven by a clear vision for improvement: Holding down taxes where possible, enhancing community relations with area stakeholders and HOAs, injecting fresh perspectives that an outsider can bring, promoting transparency and addressing conflicts of interest which may exist. My experiences, both professional and community-focused, underscore my commitment to fostering a thriving Elm Ridge Community.

I ask you for your support on election day, May 4, 2024. To learn more about me, please visit my website at: https://brandon4elmridge.com/www.Brandon4ElmRidge.com

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https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/Election%20Bio%20-%20Maggie%20Hernandez.pdf

Chantelle James

With a strong passion for aiding and empowering communities, Chantelle James has always believed in the importance of inspiring others to be their most authentic selves. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, James was the younger of two and the first college graduate in her family. Although raised in a single parent household, James was mentored by women in her community who stressed the importance of attending college and giving back. Because of these women, James was led to join organizations focused on enriching communities through acts of service.

While living in Atlanta, Georgia, James was a member of the Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc., where she planned and conducted several fundraising events raising over $10k for the League year. She also served as the Chapter Program Chair for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and was an active member of the National Black MBA Association and Leaders of Tomorrow where she increased donor loyalty 30% by creating stronger community awareness through social media relations. Through these organizations, James gained experience in cultivating and soliciting foundation gifts, developing community partnerships, solidifying sponsorships, securing government grants and executing strategies for earning philanthropic dollars through community efforts. Her work in the community has been recognized by various organizations including Junior League of DeKalb County, GA where she was awarded the Spirit of the League Award Recognizing Outstanding Commitment to Volunteerism in 2005.

Transitioning back to Louisville, Kentucky, James, continued her volunteer and service work through Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., as Area V Sergeant-At-Arms, Top Teens Advisor, and First Vice President of her chapter, where she developed and implemented the chapter's annual community service program. Additionally, she served as Corresponding Secretary for Junior League of Louisville before becoming a Sustainer member; James has received numerous accolades for the development and coordination of national programs, events and initiatives benefitting communities around the country.

Currently, James resides in Aubrey, TX with her loving husband, Trevor James. James works in Information Technology as a Senior Manager, Business & Program Management for Raytheon. She's an entrepreneur, operating a mobile notary business, Simply Signing! and Bee Nourish'd(TM), specializing in all natural lotion bars. She's an adjunct professor with Collin College. She earned her BA from American InterContinental University and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where she has held positions at both the chapter and regional levels. She is a member of The Society, Incorporated, a former mentor for Light Up the World Foundation and a former Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters DFW. She and her husband are members of Westside Baptist Church where she serves on the Greeter Ministry. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/Election%20Bio%20-%20Maggie%20Hernandez.pdf

https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/Election%20Bio%20-%20Felicia%20Pacewicz.pdf

Felicia Pacewicz

My husband and I chose Arrowbrooke in 2020 because we wanted a beautiful and safe place to raise our children. Since then, I have been actively involved to make our community even better.

Here are just a few of the instrumental changes I have been able to accomplish as a resident:

  • Fought for safer streets: Coordinated with Arrowbrooke residents to collect petition signatures to ban overnight commercial parking in our neighborhoods. This also included representing our case before the Denton County Commissioners Court;
  • Partnered for stronger safety: Initiated conversations between our Chief of Police and our Justice of the Peace to update our ordinances and increase their enforceability; and
  • Advocated for residents: Proactively reached out to representatives involved in several local road projects which recently even resulted in a second westbound lane from First Street to Denton Way.

Currently, Arrowbrooke is the only community with no representation on the board, and I not only want to change that, but I want to keep building on the progress I have made in all of our neighborhoods. Together, let's make Elm Ridge the best it can be a place we are proud to call home.

https://www.feliciaforelmridge.com/www.feliciaforelmridge.com

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https://tmc.tritoncg.com/documents/Election%20Bio%20-%20Amy%20Myers.pdf

Amy Myers

My name is Amy Myers and I am running for the Elm Ridge Water Control Improvement District Board of Directors. I am the current President of the Board of Directors and have served the communities of Savannah, Artesia and ArrowBrooke proudly for the last 9 years.

While in my current tenure on the Board of Directors I have repeatedly voted yes for the lowering of the tax rate, the increase in the over 65 tax exemption, the creation of and maintenance of our Elm Ridge Police Department, the development of the ArrowBrooke park, the upcoming Artesia water line, along with countless other projects. The Board and I have maintained an AA/A2 rating with our creditors and have kept a balanced budget that looks at the needs of all of our communities to maintain freshwater, roads, wastewater, police, fire, and garbage service. It has always been my stance to serve the three communities by being a good steward of our tax dollars while maintaining our facilities and preparing for our district's future. I understand that as with any political office, my decisions, and those of the other board members, is for the betterment of the district I serve and not my own agenda.

I am the proud mom of a 20-year-old son Aiden and 17-year-old daughter Aurora. We have lived in Savannah for the last 15 years. We owned our first home in the Sea Pines area and after selling that home, we rented a home for two years and now have purchased that rental home. Both my children have attended Savannah Elementary, Navo Middle School and Braswell High School. We have loved living here in Savannah and have been involved in Savannah, the surrounding community, and Elm Ridge WCID.

Currently I am working as the Administrative Services Manager for a private security company overseeing their Human Resources, Logistics, Travel Management, and general administrative duties. I work with hundreds of off duty police officers, off duty firefighters and security professionals.

I have served as a board member for over 6 years on the PTAs of both Savannah Elementary and Navo Middle School. Being elected as president, vice president, and communications chair during that tenure. I have also served on the Denton Council of PTAs in a board position for 6 years including vice president and community relations co-chair. Recently I have been a member of the Braswell High School PTSA. I believe in education and find PTA a rewarding way to give assistance to those teachers and administrators who teach our students daily.

I have served on the Citizen's Bond Committee for Denton Independent School District for two bond cycles and chaired the oversite committee during that tenure. Working closely with district administration, contractors, and community members to ensure the successful growth of the school district and its facilities including the creation of Braswell High School. I have also sat on the 380-taskforce while on the Citizen's Bond Committee bringing community members together with local businesses regarding growth and changes along the 380 corridor.

Being a true believer in giving back, I have always believed it is important to serve the communities where you live and raise your family. A belief I have passed down to both my children. I am community minded, fiscally responsible and hold two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree. I would be honored to continue to serve Elm Ridge Water Control Improvement District for the next 4 years.

Email: mailto:bestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.combestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.com

Website: https://www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com/www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com

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Maggie Hernandez

My name is Maggie Hernandez and I'm proud to announce my candidacy for the Elm Ridge Water Control and Improvement Board of Directors. I have been a member of the Elm Ridge Board of Directors since May, 2020 and currently serve as the board Secretary. I believe my professional experience helped prepare me well for the role. I apply my commitment to serving the community, reasonable decision making, and professional ethics to this position at all times, always keeping in mind the needs and best interests of the citizens in each community, not just my own. I'm always happy to listen to and address the needs and concerns of the citizens.

During my time on the board, I have consistently voted to reduce the property tax rate each year, and to increase the tax exemption for citizens over the age of 65 twice. I also approved the Arrowbrooke Park concession stand, Prosper Fire Plan for Artesia, Artesia water line, supported the Elm Ridge police department, and various other projects. I focus on long term solutions and planning for the entire district, whenever possible. I believe in responsible spending and planning in order to keep taxes reasonably low. As a result of my and the board's budget management, the district has achieved an excellent A2 credit rating that appeals to investors during bond sales, attracting competitive interest rates. In addition, I serve on the district's Communications and Facilities committees, helping to improve overall transparency.

I grew up in the Carrollton area and am a University of North Texas graduate. My family and I have owned a home in Savannah since 2013, and owned in Denton for 8 years prior. I've seen some considerable growth in our area during these years! I have been married to my husband, Fabian, for 20 years. I am the proud mother of 2 daughters and have 2 beloved dogs. My oldest, Autumn, was among the first graduating class of Braswell High School, and is now a Texas A&M graduate and currently a 2nd grade teacher at Windsong Ranch Elementary School. And 17 year old Emma is in 11th grade, currently homeschooled, and has aspirations of moving to New York to pursue a career in costume design or film after graduating. In the little free time I have, I enjoy traveling, live music, cooking, dancing, yoga, home improvement, and overall wellness.

My professional experience is primarily in the real estate industry. I have been a Realtor for many years, earning the Rookie of the Year award during my first year. My current focus is mostly working with residential home buyers. I also have experience in property management, commercial real estate, marketing, retail, and consulting. In addition to my professional career, I believe strongly in giving back. I am a member of the Denton County Medical Reserve Corp and volunteered to work numerous shifts during the COVID pandemic at Denton County's drive through COVID testing and vaccine clinics, including the Texas Motel Speedway clinic. I have also serve as a member of my previous HOA's architectural control board and several PTAs and Booster Club boards within Denton ISD. I was the first President of the Braswell High School Cheer Booster Club and wrote the club's bylaws when the school opened.

I would be honored to earn your vote for the Elm Ridge Water Control and Improvement District Board of Directors and to continue to serve the community for the next 4 years.

Email: mailto:bestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.combestchoiceforelmridge@gmail.com

Website: https://www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com/www.amymaggiejonforelmridge.com

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Candidate application filing location

4514 Cole Ave., Suite 1450 Dallas, TX 75205 (713) 621-3707