Updated 10:10 p.m. May 4

Incumbent Kathy Major was re-elected to Place 4 on the Liberty Hill ISD board of trustees in the May 4 election by a wide margin over challenger Sharon Yager.

Major led with 75.15% of the vote, or 499 votes, while Yager received 24.85% of the vote with 165 votes.

What they're saying

"[I'm] overwhelmingly humbled and honored that the community has placed that trust me again," Major told Community Impact. "I love Liberty Hill, and that they still have that confidence in me, is pretty gratifying and special."

In her third term, Major said she will continue to prioritize students and teachers, listen to community members, and help the community stay united as it opens new schools and welcomes new people.

What else?

Almost 5.6% of registered voters in Williamson County participated in the May 4 election with 24,042 ballots cast, according to county data.

Posted 7:59 p.m. May 4

Early voting results from Williamson County show incumbent Kathy Major leading by a wide margin over Sharon Yager for Place 4 on the Liberty Hill ISD board of trustees.

What you need to know

District voters cast their ballots for Place 4 on the LHISD board of trustees in the May 4 election. Incumbent Kathy Major, a retired educator who has served on the board since 2018, is facing retired school employee Sharon Yager.

According to unofficial early voting results, Major is leading by 77.78% with 322 votes against Yager with 92 votes, or 22.22%.

Additional races for places 3 and 5 on the board were uncontested. Brandon Canady will replace former Place 5 board member Anthony Buck, who did not seek re-election, while incumbent Michael Ferguson will serve another three-year term in Place 3.

The context

This school year, the LHISD board has grappled with how to address the district’s rapid enrollment growth while facing intensifying budgetary concerns. The district will open its second high school and seventh elementary campus in August, and there are plans to open several new campuses over the next decade.

Major told Community Impact the district needs to be fiscally responsible and work with legislators to better fund public schools as the district’s biggest challenges are “securing high-quality teachers and suitable funding.” The district should work to develop training, benefits and environments that attract and support staff, she said.

As Yager said the district is experiencing growing pains, LHISD should invest in students, provide the best facilities, keep construction costs within its budget and form committees of community members to receive input, she said.

What else?

Around 16,700 ballots were cast in Williamson County during the early voting period from April 22-30, representing less than 4% of registered voters in the county. Early voting turnout was down 43% from the May 2023 election and even more from May elections in 2022 and 2021, according to previous reporting by Community Impact.

Results for votes cast May 4 have not yet been released as polls were open until 7 p.m., or until those in line cast their vote.

What’s next?

This article will be updated as election day vote totals are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit Community Impact’s voter guide to find results for all local races.