Richardson ISD board of trustees election features 2 contested races

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Polling places in Richardson will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Polling places in Richardson will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson ISD voters will decide on new members for the single-member District 1 and at-large Place 7 positions on the district’s board of trustees in the May 1 election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The single-member District 1 seat is currently held by Jean Bono, who decided not to run for re-election. Seeking the seat are Tony Casagrande, president of Campos Engineering Inc.; Vicky Suárez, an elementary music teacher in Plano ISD; and Megan Timme, the director of administrative services at Region 10 Educational Service Center.

The at-large Place 7 position is currently held by Kim Caston, who also decided not to seek another term. Running for that seat are Amanda Clair, an educational consultant and an academic director; Nicole Foster, a teacher in Dallas ISD; Gavin Haynes, a control manager; Nicholas Frank LaGrassa, a security guard; Christopher J. Poteet, a civil engineer; Blake Sawyer, who works in technical training and support at Amped Software; and Eric Stengel, a medical staff administration analyst.

More detailed candidate Q&As are available at

Voters in Dallas and Collin counties may cast their ballot at any vote center in the county where they live on election day. For a list of polling places, click here for Dallas County or here for Collin County.

For the latest results on this and other races after the polls close, visit
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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