Dripping Springs ISD has postponed elections until Nov. 3. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees voted to postpone the election to fill two board seats, originally scheduled for May 2, to Nov. 3. The vote was taken at a March 23 online meeting of the board of trustees, held remotely in order to comply with state and local social distancing measures instituted to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Current trustees Barbara Stroud and Ron Jones, who are running to maintain their seats, abstained from the vote.
Other candidates vying for Stroud's and Jones' seats include Lori Broughton, Stephanie Holtzendorf and Jon Thompson.
The decision to postpone the election follows Gov. Greg Abbott's proclamation that all local elections scheduled for May could be postponed to a Nov. 3 uniform election date.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.
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