UPDATED: Matt Fuller, Gary Hammons win Montgomery ISD board of trustees races

The Montgomery ISD board has two new trustees. Shown: Lincoln Elementary School

The Montgomery ISD board has two new trustees. Shown: Lincoln Elementary School

Updated 9:49 p.m.

Montgomery ISD will have two new board members following Saturday night's election results. Matt Fuller and Gary Hammons won the Montgomery ISD board of trustees places 6 and 7 seats, respectively, that were up for re-election May 4.

Fuller, in the race for Place 6, beat candidates Larry Hereford and Kent Pope with 1,092 votes, or 70.09% of the total votes, with 100% of election day precincts reporting Saturday night.

"I’m ready and excited to get to work with this team, and we’re ready to get to work. Thanks to all the folks who helped me out and also Mr. [Kent] Pope and Mr. [Larry] Hereford, and [Russell] Mr. Messecar and Mr. [Gary] Hammons,” Fuller said on election night.

Community Impact Newspaper previously published a Q&A with Fuller about his priorities.

Hammons, in the race for Place 7, beat candidate Russel Messecar with 970 votes or 63.61% of the votes.

"I’m just excited at the way it’s turned out and thankful to everybody who’s helped us with that." said Hammons in a phone interview Saturday night. “I look forward to getting to help work as part of the board.”

Community Impact Newspaper previously published a Q&A with Hammons' priorities.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.


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