As election results come in, Democratic incumbent Rebecca Bell Metereau is the projected winner for the State Board of Education District 5. Metereau has 311,823 votes, which is 65.85% of votes cast in the District 5 election ballot.
Metereau currently serves on the Texas State Board of Education and is a Democrat running for re-election.
Metereau said she looks forward to trying to bring about change to outdated curriculums.
“I'm looking forward to making some progress and trying to get the social studies back on the table,” Metereau said. “That's the biggest thing I'd like to accomplish when we return, and so I have some relationships with people now across the aisle, and I hope that we'll be able to work something out.”
In a statement on Facebook, Hopkins said, “gave it my all for SBOE5 and 5.5 million Texas public school students because every child deserves a quality education and the American dream.”
Original post Nov. 8, 10:33 p.m.
Democratic incumbent Rebecca Bell Metereau in a re-election bid running for the State Board of Education District 5, is ahead in the early-voting polls with 262,600 votes cast during early voting. Bell has 69.65% of early voting ballots cast.
Republican Perla Munoz Hopkins, who is challenging Metereau for the seat, is behind in the early voting ballots with 114,437 of votes cast during early voting. This article will be updated as results come in.
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