By Wyndi Veigel
In the May 9 Farmersville Independent School District Board of Trustees race, incumbent members Glenn McClain and Jeff Hurst were re-elected, along with newcomer to the board Ken Roose.
Hurst received 206 votes, or 17.93 percent and McClain received 190 votes or 16.54 percent.
“I am honored and will continue to keep in mind the best interest of our children, our faculty, our staff, and our taxpayers,” McClain said.
Roose received 194 votes, or 16.88 percent.
“It’s really an honor and very humbling to be elected by the people of Farmersville for the school board and I will do my best to be a voice for the taxpayers and teachers to move our district forward,” Roose said.
Other candidates running for school board received the following votes:
Chad Dillard received 185 votes, or 16.10 percent.
Incumbent Charles Massey received 167 votes, 14.53 percent.
“I am honored to have served on the FISD school board, and I want to wish those well who will continue to provide leadership and guidance for our community,” Massey said.
Glenn Bagwill received 106 votes or 14.53 percent.
Angel Lindamood received 101 votes or 8.79 percent.
In FISD, there are 4233 registered voters and 466 people voted in the election, about 11 percent.
In the Board of Trustees race for Collin College Place 8, incumbent Bob Collins defeated challenger Ken Roberts. Collins received 9,662 votes, 59.8 percent, compared to Roberts’ 6,473, 40.12 percent.
“I am grateful for the election win and humbled by the support I received from all around the county. This is an exciting time for the college as we address strategies for growth and innovation both academically and programmatically. I’m looking forward to addressing these and working with Dr. Neil Matkin who is beginning his tenure as our president,” Collins said.
In Place 7, incumbent Steve Cone faced three challengers and received 3,176 votes, 19.75 percent of the total cast. Jim Orr received 6,426, or 39.96 percent.
Collin Kennedy received 4,325 votes, or 26.90 percent, Mike Gould received 2,153 votes, or 13.39 percent and Jim Orr received 6,426 votes or 39.96 of the total votes cast.
Orr and Kennedy will face each other in a June 13 runoff.
Andy Hardin ran unopposed in his reelection bid for Place 9 and received 13,068 votes.
There were 470,039 registered voters eligible to vote in the Collin College trustee election. Voter turnout for both early and Election Day voting was just over 5.1 percent.
Early voting will be June 1 through 5 and June 8 and 9.