Well, at least where it involved me as a voter.
From Alief ISD:
Alief ISD voters approved the district’s bond referendum on May 9, 2015. The approval rating for the referendum was 72.3 percent as 830 votes were cast FOR the referendum and 318 votes cast AGAINST the referendum. The 2015 Bond Referendum is the district’s first since 2003.
Dedre’ “Dede” Jefferson was elected to the Position 4 seat in the special Board of Trustees election which was also on the same ballot. Jefferson received 426 votes to defeat Celia I. Morgan (153 votes), Gigi Myung (254 votes), and Natasha Butler (180 votes). Jefferson will replace Trustee Kimberly Wallace. Wallace was appointed to fill the vacancy in March and chose not to run in the special election.
The bond was not astronomical and very practical and will bring about some great things for the district. I’m glad it won.
Now, when it came to the Position 4 special election race, I was clueless. I sought out information and found a little bit on a few candidates. Was told of at least one endorsement that made me consider a vote for one candidate. Still, since I was new to the district, I didn’t get any contacts from candidates.
It wasn’t until I went to vote that I met with two of the candidates. I was really impressed by Dede Jefferson who had served as an educator for AISD, is a small business owner and is hoping to enter law school in the near future. She had some great ideas and presented herself so well that I voted for her.
So, as it stands, I’m batting 1.000 in my new school district.
Congrats to Dede Jefferson on a good win.