By Brenda Sommer
Early voting begins Monday for numerous local school board and city elections that will be decided in the May 7 general election.
There are three positions open on the Mexia City Council and three spots available on the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees.
Open seats in the May 7 city election were those of District 2, held by Laura Rothrock, Arthur Busby in District 5 and District 6 member Bobby Jack Liles.
Busby, who works at XTO Energy, drew no opponent and will retain his seat.
Rothrock, a retired school teacher, has drawn an opponent, Blanca Rivera, who is a homemaker. Liles has two opponents: Stephen Friday, owner/chef at Joe Friday’s Diner in Mexia, and Colby Archibald, who is self-employed in information technology and services.