Collin College $600 million bond passes with more than 55 percent of the votes

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With all voting centers reporting, unofficial results show that voters in Collin County voted in favor of Collin College’s $600 million bond in the May 6 election.

Results show that 33,543 votes or 56 percent of the vote were in favor of the single proposition bond package that will fund the college’s master plan. Results also show 25,901 votes, or 44 percent of the vote, were against the bond.

“I’m elated, but the best thing to say that it is good to see that the people of Collin County still support the college,” Collin College Board President Bob Collins said. “[The bond] will give us the chance to implement this master plan.”

Two new board members

According to unofficial results, Collin College board of trustees has also gained two new board members: Fred Moses for Place 1 and Stacey Donald for Place 3.

Fred Moses defeated Greg Gomel for the Place 1 seat with 24,249 votes, or 60 percent of the vote. Gomel received 15,656 votes, which is 39 percent of the vote.

“I’m honored and grateful for the support, and I look forward to serving on the board as it continues to develop its master plan,” Moses said.

Stacey Donald defeated incumbent Larry Wainwright for the Place 3 seat with 60 percent of the vote. Wainwright received 39 percent of the vote.

“I’m still in shock,” Donald said. “While other election races have been contentious, I’ve really enjoyed the Collin College election so much, and we all had a lot of fun. I’m thrilled to be part of the board that gets to implement this master plan. I know [all the candidates]were in support of it.”

Results also show that incumbent Nancy Wurzman has defeated Jeri Chambers with 22,208 votes, or 58 percent of the vote.

“I’m very happy to be back on the board and to be back on the board after the bond passed,” Wurzman said. “It’s great to know that we have the funds to continue to develop Collin College.”

Raj Menon, who ran unopposed, will return to the board on the Place 5 seat.

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Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.
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