JUST IN: Pflugerville ISD postpones May election

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees voted to postpone its May 2 election due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees voted to postpone its May 2 election due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees voted to postpone its May 2 election due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Pflugerville ISD will postpone its May 2 election following a vote by its board of trustees.

Trustees voted April 16 to postpone the election, following similar actions by other local school districts and municipalities.

The May 2 election is now scheduled for the November 3 general election.

“[This is] what we’ve gotten as a suggestion from our attorneys,” said Tamra Spence, communications officer for PfISD.

Two seats on the PfISD Board of Trustees—Places 6 and 7—were up for grabs this election cycle. Four candidates had filed for the position, including Place 6 incumbent Larry Bradley. Rob Reyes, who currently holds Place 7, had not filed for re-election in May.


Reyes and Bradley will both remain on the board to serve through November following the vote tonight.

Gov. Greg Abbott in March issued an emergency proclamation temporarily suspending parts of the state's election code, opening the door for local municipalities and school districts to postpone their scheduled May elections.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.