UPDATE: Barnard, Quintero win two Dripping Springs ISD school board seats

Olivia Barnard and Tricia Quintero won two seats on the Dripping Springs ISD school board, according to unofficial voting counts. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Olivia Barnard and Tricia Quintero won two seats on the Dripping Springs ISD school board, according to unofficial voting counts. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

Olivia Barnard and Tricia Quintero won two seats on the Dripping Springs ISD school board, according to unofficial voting counts. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated May 7, 11:04 p.m.

According to unofficial results from Travis and Hays counties, challengers Olivia Barnard and Tricia Quintero have won two available seats on the Dripping Springs ISD school board.

Barnard and Quintero led a tight race with about 25.6% of votes each across the two counties. Barnard received 2,981 votes. Quintero trailed by only two votes, with 2,979 votes.

"I’m feeling ecstatic for the students, the families and the educators of this district,” Barnard said. “For every person that encouraged me, supported me, gave of their time and their resources, I am just eternally grateful that they chose this day to fight for the kids of this district.”

Quintero could not be reached for comment.



Incumbent Joanna Day trailed Barnard with about 25% of votes and 2,914 overall votes. Challenger Thaddeus Fortenberry followed with roughly 23.7% of votes and 2,749 overall votes.

DSISD trustees serve three-year terms. Candidates are elected by popular vote and do not represent specific locations within the school district.

Numbers from all Hays County and Travis County polling locations have been reported. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Original post May 7, 7:46 p.m.

According to early voting results, incumbent Joanna Day and challenger Tricia Quintero have won two seats on the Dripping Springs ISD school board.

Day and Quintero both received about 25.4% of votes across Travis and Hays counties. Day received 1,963 votes, with Quintero trailing by only four votes at 1,959.

Challenging candidates Olivia Barnard and Thaddeus Fortenberry received roughly 25.3% and 23.8% of votes, respectively.

Barnard received 1,956 votes, and Fortenberry received 1,837. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

By Glorie Martinez

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Glorie joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Glorie covers education, business, city/county government, real estate developments and more. Prior to CI, she was an intern at KUT Public Media in Austin.