Five candidates file for Pflugerville ISD board of trustees races

Five candidates have filed for Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees Places 1 and 2.

Five candidates have filed for Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees Places 1 and 2.

Five candidates have filed for the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees May 5 election, though one incumbent will run an uncontested race to retain their seat.

Tony Hanson, the incumbent for Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees, Place 2, will run unopposed to retain his seat, as he was the only candidate to file for the race. Hanson was elected to the position in 2017 and currently works for the Texas General Land Office, according to his biography on the Pflugerville ISD website.

Mary Kimmins, current Pflugerville ISD Trustee for Place 1 and Secretary for the Board, faces three challengers for the seat in the upcoming election. Pflugerville residents Brian Allen, Matt Robertson and Charlie Torres have filed candidacy for election to the Place 1 seat.

Kimmins has served on the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees since 2015, according to her biography on the Pflugerville ISD website. Kimmins currently works as the ESL Program Director for the Intensive American English Institute and previously worked for the Pflugerville ISD for three decades as a teacher and administrator.

Allen has lived in the Pflugerville ISD area for 14 years and works as a government training supervisor, according to the candidate application he filed with Pflugerville ISD.

Robertson currently works as a substitute teacher for Pflugerville ISD, per his candidate application, and has lived in the state for 16 years. Robertson previously ran for Pflugerville ISD board of trustees Place 6 in 2017, losing the race to current Board Vice President Larry Bradley.

Torres ran in 2017 for the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees, Place 2, losing the election to the incumbent Hanson. Previously, Torres served on the Gregory-Portland ISD school board for 12 years and currently works as a representative for the Communications Workers of America, according to his candidate application. Torres has lived in the Pflugerville ISD area for nearly 9 years.

Elections for the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees Place 1 and Place 2 are held May 5. Early voting will begin April 23 and remain open through May 1, according to the Pflugerville ISD website.

Correction: It was originally reported that Mary Kimmins, Brian Allen, Matt Robertson and Charlie Torres are running for Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees Place 2. That was incorrect. The candidates are running for Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees Place 1.
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.


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