Chad Rudy, John Hoxie win Frisco ISD board of trustees seats

UPDATED 2:24 p.m., May 10, 2015

According to unofficial total voting results, Chad Rudy took Place 3 of the Frisco ISD board of trustees with 46.6 percent of the votes, compared with Bryan Powell with 39.3 percent of the votes and Srikanth Gurrapu with 14.1 percent of the vote.

For Place 7, incumbent John Hoxie won with 2,613 votes, Carlos Gallardo had 1,470 votes and Rajesh Singh had 457 votes.

Hoxie said he and the other trustees are going to focus on FISD's strategic plan in the next term.

"We'll be making sure the voice of the citizens that were part of the strategic plan get incorporated and rolled out to the community," he said.

Rudy will fill an unexpired, one-year term. Hoxie will serve another three-year term. The results are unofficial until canvassed.

Place 3

Gurrapu has more than 17 years of experience with Texas Instruments in engineering and business management and has two approved patents in engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Powell and his wife have three children and are also foster parents. Powell is an engineer and principal at Westwood Professional Services and heads the company’s Land Development Division. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Rudy has lived in FISD since 2008 with his wife and three daughters. He is a Certified Financial Planner, working for Fortune 100 companies Exxon and Compaq. Rudy has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in business administration from Rice University.

Place 7

Gallardo has lived in Frisco for 19 years, and he and his wife have three daughters in FISD schools. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a governor-appointed member of the Texas Medical Board and a senior professional with experience in talent acquisition, human resources and university relations.

Hoxie and his wife have three children, all FISD graduates. Since moving to Frisco in 2000, Hoxie has served in various roles within the city and FISD, including vice president on the FISD board of trustees, treasurer for the Frisco Community Development Corporation and chairman for the Frisco Board of Adjustments. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University and has worked on his MBA in accounting at Walsh College.

Singh has been a Frisco ISD resident for the past eight years. He has transitioned from a professional to an entrepreneur working to change the education system to a profitable business.


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