All three Lone Star College trustee seats up for election this November will be contested

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Three positions on the Lone Star College board of trustees are up for election this November, and two candidates have filed to run for each seat. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot was Aug. 20.

Lone Star College trustees, of which there are nine in total, represent different districts within the system’s service area. The seats up for election include District 1, which represents LSC-CyFair, District 2, which represents LSC-North Harris, and District 8, which represents LSC-Kingwood.

Trustees are responsible for setting budgets and tax rates each year, appointing the LSCS chancellor, setting and refining system policies, approving contracts and monitoring system activities to ensure the system is meeting the needs of the communities it serves.

The board meets monthly, typically on the first Thursday of the month, at the LSC System Office, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. However, September and October board meetings are slated to take place at the LSC-North Harris Student Services Building, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston.

Trustees serve six-year terms without compensation. None of the incumbents representing the districts up for election—David Holsey, Kyle Scott and Ron Trowbridge—have filed to run for re-election.

The following candidates will be on ballots this November.

District 1

Michael Stoma
Senior project manager with BP

George Edwards Jr.
Certified public accountant with Exxon Mobil

District 2

Ernestine M. Pierce
Retired/adjunct profession with Lone Star College

Matthew Wheeler
Program director with Mission Squash of Houston

District 8

Mike Sullivan
Director of government and public affairs with Group1 Automotive, former Harris County tax assessor-collector

G. Puente
Real estate broker with Expert Way Realty, adjunct professor with Lone Star College

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Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.
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