Board Election Information

The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees Election Information page is provided for introductory, informational purposes only and is not intended to be fully inclusive of all state law and local policy as it pertains to eligibility and filing requirements for the office of Trustee.

While we hope you will find the information provided here useful as a general overview and starting point, please be advised that Melissa Schools encourages all potential candidates to seek independent council in regard to eligibility and filing requirements.

November 2020 Board Election

The Melissa Independent School District will conduct a Board of Trustee election on November 3, 2020 to elect two full-term (3 years) Board of Trustee members.

Full term places up for election are Place 1 and Place 2.


The following candidates have filed to run in the November 3, 2020 general trustee election for a place on the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees.

Place 1:

  • George James, Incumbent
  • Turune Lamar Williams

Place 2:

  • Bill Gray, Incumbent

Voting Information

Collin County voters may vote at any polling place contracted by the Collin County Elections Administration. See the links below for more information.

Voter Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Board of Trustee Election?

The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees consists of seven members serving terms of three years, with an election held annually. One-third of the terms, or as close to one-third as possible, expires each year. The body of state and local policy that pertains most directly to the Board of Trustees consists of 24 sections. For complete access to those governing policies, please click here.

Who is eligible for candidacy?

To be eligible for candidacy for the office of Trustee, elected or appointed, an individual must:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have not been determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony; and
  • Meet state and local residency requirements outlined in state and local policy.
  • Be registered to vote.

For complete access to the state and local policies that govern eligibility, please click here.

Where can I find additional election information and resources?

  • For answers to questions on financial reporting or ethics, you may contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or visit their website at
  • Information regarding elections can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at
  • For local assistance, please contact Sarah Dezern at 972-837-2411 or

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