Q&A Guide: Get to know the 7 candidates running for the Richardson ISD board of trustees

Seven candidates, six of whom are running in contested races, are seeking election to the Richardson ISD board of trustees. This guide contains links to each candidate's questionnaire administered by Community Impact Newspaper.

Early voting runs from Oct. 21-Nov. 2, and Election Day is Nov. 5.

Editorial note: This guide is for informational purposes only and is not intended to endorse any specific candidate.

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By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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