UPDATE: Owens, Jacobs and Logiudice win Hutto school board seats, unofficial results show

Candidates for school board and City Council made appearances at polling locations May 7. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Candidates for school board and City Council made appearances at polling locations May 7. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates for school board and City Council made appearances at polling locations May 7. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated at 10:33 p.m.

With all Williamson County polling places reporting, unofficial final results indicate Terrence Owens, Shannon Jacobs and Billie Logiudice have won Hutto ISD's three at-large school board seats.

Owens, Jacobs and Logiudice received 1,333, 1,025 and 976 votes, respectively.

The remaining candidates, Stevie Jones, Ashley McCombs and Jason McCombs, received 505, 749 and 479 votes, respectively.

The results are not yet official and must still be canvassed by Travis and Williamson county election officials. Find all local election numbers for races and ballot initiatives here.


Original story

Early voting results for the May 7 Hutto ISD election have Terrence Owens, Shannon Jacobs and Billie Logiudice in the lead for three at-large school board seats.

Because the election is at large, the top three vote-getters will win the available seats.

Owens, Jacobs and Logiudice currently lead the race with 938, 721 and 670 votes, respectively.

The remaining candidates, Stevie Jones, Ashley McCombs and Jason McCombs have 333, 473 and 299 votes, respectively.

Incumbent and current board President Logiudice is the executive director at nonprofit The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place and has served on the board for 12 years. Logiudice said if she is re-elected, her top priorities will include balancing growth with fiscal responsibility as well as recruiting and retaining teachers and staff.

Incumbent Owens has served on the board for six years and has 30 years of experience in the health care industry as a home health therapist. If re-elected, Owens said his top priorities will be improving transparency in the district and making himself available to members of the public.

Former Austin ISD teacher Ashley McCombs is a full-time mother of six as well as a ministry student and the president of Williamson County Republican Women. McCombs said as a board member she would prioritize the well-being and compensation of teachers.

Jason McCombs, director of operations at Top Dog roofing, said if elected he would focus on improving the relationship between the district and the city.

Realtor Jacobs said her experience in real estate has afforded her firsthand experience with the growth Hutto is experiencing. She said adding schools and resources without increasing residents’ tax burden will be vital in addressing that growth.

Residential mortgage loan originator Jones said her top priority as a board member would be improving transparency and communication to keep the public informed on what is happening with the district.

The results are not final until canvassed by Travis and Williamson county voting officials. Find all local election numbers for races and ballot initiatives here.
By Carson Ganong

Reporter, Pflugerville/Hutto

Carson became the reporter for the Pflugerville-Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021. Before joining CI, Carson studied journalism at Texas State University, where he covered San Marcos as a reporter for Texas State's student newspaper, The University Star.