Saturday’s elections didn’t have an explosive finish in regards to turnout, but the finishes did ultimately show who wanted to win the most. In the end, Houston ISD ends up with one of the most diverse boards I’ve ever seen.
In District I, Elizabeth Santos earned a whopping 61% of the vote to earn her spot at HISD. It was quite the insurgency in a fight for the future of public schools. In District III, Dr. Sergio Lira took the early vote and election day vote in grand fashion, ending up with 57% of the vote.
As diversity goes, HISD will now have four Hispanics, three African-Americans, one Asian-American, and one Anglo-American. Also, it’s the most progressive, pro-public schools group of trustees ever to serve together–all elected and some even in tough-to-win districts.
Congrats to the winners and current office holders!
Pretta VanDible Stallworth cruised to victory with almost 72% of the vote to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board.
There are challenges ahead mostly coming from the Texas and federal government, and that’s why the 2018 Democratic Primary is so important. Stay tuned!