Tyra, Powell, Humphrey, Chambers win Plano ISD board of trustees races

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Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race, while incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers were each re-elected to their seats. (Rebecca Anderson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race, while incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers were each re-elected to their seats. (Rebecca Anderson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect final results.

Election day results from May 1 show Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race and incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers won the races for Places 2, 3 and 6, respectively.

All precincts are reporting.

In the Place 1 race, Tyra received 62% to Semida Voicu's 33.3% and Shafik Ben Guesmia's 4.7%. Tyra is a venture capital scientific analyst, while Guesmia is the chief executive officer of contract management firm Cemendus Inc. and Semida Voicu is a small-business owner. Place 1 is currently held by Board President Tammy Richards, who decided not to run for re-election.

Powell won the Place 2 race with 52.4% to Dayna Oscherwitz's 42.9% and Ajikwaga Felli's 4.7%. Powell, the chief executive officer of Powell Advantage, will serve her second four-year term on the board. Felli is a dentist and co-owner of Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, while Oscherwitz is a professor of francophone studies and assistant provost for general education at Southern Methodist University.


In the Place 3 race, Humphrey won with 62.1% to challenger Lynn Walling's 37.9%. Humphrey, who is a retired former certified public accountant and former executive director of Hendrick Scholarship Foundation, will serve her fourth consecutive four-year term on the board. Walling works in local small-business employment.

Chambers won the Place 6 contest with 56.9% to newcomer Marilyn Loughray's 43.1%. Chambers, who is a donor relations officer for Collin County for Communities Foundation of Texas, was appointed to Place 6 in January 2018 and was previously elected to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term in May 2019. She will now serve a four-year term. Loughray works as an insurance business analyst and Realtor.

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By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.