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Trustee Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility—Texas Election Code Section 141.001

An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:


  • is a United States citizen;
  • Residence — One year in state and 6 months in the single-member trustee district from which the position is elected or, if running for the at large-position, six months in the school district prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287);
  • Age — 18 years or older on the first day of the term to be filled;
  • Must be a registered voter at time of election. Language of statute says "qualified voter" but see Oser v. Cullen 435 S.W. 2nd 896 (Tex. Civ. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1968);
  • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
    • (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
    • (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;