Election Q&A: New Braunfels ISD single-member District 4

Candidates Matthew Sargent and John Tucker speak on their priorities for NBISD. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Candidates Matthew Sargent and John Tucker speak on their priorities for NBISD. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Candidates Matthew Sargent and John Tucker speak on their priorities for NBISD. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)



NEW BRAUNFELS



New Braunfels ISD single-member District 4 board member










Matthew Sargent




Occupation: Electrical engineer


Experience: NBISD Trustee for District 4 since 2017; 13 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



MS: The top priorities for me would be to continue our prudent financial management. I also firmly believe in the NBISD Core Values and the Vision Statement. Keeping those items in mind for every decision will make everything else fall into place.









John Tucker




Occupation: Architect for Comal ISD facilities department


Experience: Has worked in school facilities and contracting departments in Dallas, Flour Bluff and Comal ISD since 1995.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



JT: I watched the filings as reported and as the deadline for filing approached, was concerned to see the New Braunfels ISD District 4 position for school board with no candidates, so on the last day I went to the administration building and filed the paperwork.

Single member districts, in my opinion, are workable only if residents will agree to be candidates. Over the past years, I have been somewhat dismayed in the large number of unopposed races at the local level, not just here, but across central Texas. Voters deserve a choice; not a canceled election.


Charter schools and continued high growth are serious challenges for New Braunfels, and I believe I can assist. I am a firm believer in the quality and necessity of a public education.


By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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