Newcomer Scott Bowen beats incumbent in bid for Clear Creek ISD board of trustees

Newcomer Scott Bowen will serve on the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees after the May 4 election.

Bowen received 1,512 votes, or 53.45% of total votes, and incumbent Ann Hammond received 1,317 votes, or a total of 46.55%. Both ran for Hammond’s at-large Position B chair.

During a candidate forum, Bowen said his biggest priority would be to learn the ins and outs of being a trustee and absorb information to get acquainted with the responsibilities of the new role. He reiterated that goal during a call with Community Impact Newspaper.

“I feel the weight of responsibility. Now I have to deliver on everything I stand for and campaigned on,” Bowen said.

From a policy standpoint, Bowen has said he wants to ensure the district’s school security upgrades and recent special education program recommendations are all implemented. Bowen wants to bring a new perspective to the board and serve in the best interests of students and parents, he said.

Incumbent Laura DuPont, who ran unopposed, was re-elected to her own Position 1 seat.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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