Poteet, Clair to have runoff for Richardson ISD Place 7, Timme wins District 1 seat

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Megan Timme won the Richardson ISD board of trustees' single-member District 1 race, while Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair will have a runoff for the at-large Place 7 seat. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Megan Timme won the Richardson ISD board of trustees' single-member District 1 race, while Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair will have a runoff for the at-large Place 7 seat. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Election day results from May 1 show Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair headed for a runoff for the Richardson ISD at-large Place 7 board of trustees seat and Megan Timme winning the single-member District 1 race.

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Poteet received the most votes in the at-large Place 7 race with 36.2% followed by Amanda Clair's 27.5%. As none of the seven candidates in the race received at least 50% of the votes cast, Richardson ISD will hold a runoff election between those two on June 5. Early voting will be May 24-June 1.

Of the candidates who did not make the runoff, Blake Sawyer received the next highest percentage of the vote with 13.9%, followed by Nicole Foster's 12.5%, Eric Stengel's 5.6%, Nicholas Frank LaGrassa's 2.4% and Gavin Haynes' 1.9%. Poteet is a civil engineer, and Clair is an educational consultant and an academic director. Sawyer works in technical training and support at Amped Software, and Foster is a teacher in Dallas ISD. Stengel is a medical staff administration analyst; LaGrassa is a security guard; and Haynes is a control manager. The at-large Place 7 position is currently held by Kim Caston, who decided not to seek another term.


In the single-member District 1 race, Timme received 57.9% to Vicky Suárez's 28.2% and Tony Casagrande's 13.9%. Timme is the director of administrative services at Region 10 Educational Service Center, while Suárez is an elementary music teacher in Plano ISD, and Casagrande is president of Campos Engineering Inc. The single-member District 1 seat is currently held by Jean Bono, who decided not to run for re-election.

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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.