There is one seat on the ballot for the Ballinger Independent School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 7 election and two cadidates have filed to run for the position in Single Member District 1.

Incumbent Manual Galvan will face Chad McDuffee in the election.

There was no opponent for the seat in Single Member District 6, so incumbent Dale Halfmann will retain the seat.

Name: Manuel Galvan

Occupation: Self-Employed at Galvan Automotive.

Education: 1981 Graduate of Ballinger High School.

Clubs, organizations: Ballinger Volunteer Fire Dept., Current Vice President of BISD School Board.

Family: Spouse: Lisa Galvan Children: Heather, Paul, Amber, Ashlie and Cameron Galvan.

What are the most important issues you want to address if elected to the board of trustees for Ballinger Independent School District?

I would like to continue working towards hiring quality teachers that will educate and inspire our students to become productive members of society. I want to continue to motivate our educators to stay in our district to bring continuity to our students' education. We have to remember that our students' education and well-being are our number one priority.

What do you think you can bring to the district if elected?

I will bring my experience of nine years of service on the BISD Board. I also bring representation of Ballinger's Hispanic community as the Board's only Hispanic member. I come to the Board with no hidden agenda or personal issues. I come to serve my district. I highly encourage our district members to attend meetings.

What do you feel qualifies you for a position on the BISD board of trustees?

I have countless hours of continuing education through Texas Association of School Boards. I love serving on the school board to enrich the education of our district students, the careers of our educators and faculty, and the experience of our community.