UPDATE: Trey Kirby wins third term on Montgomery ISD board of trustees

Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 9:10 p.m.

Trey Kirby has won his third term on the Montgomery ISD board of trustees, according to unofficial results on May 1. With all Montgomery County election day precincts reporting, Kirby won with 568 votes, or 48.88% of the vote out of 1,162 cast for the May 1 election. Christina Sato received 351, or 30.21% of the vote, and Jay Grimes received 243, or 20.91% of votes cast. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Kirby said he ran for another term because of his enthusiasm for where the district is going under its current leadership.

"I'm really excited about where the district is going with their new leadership and new administration," Kirby said. "Growth is coming; Montgomery County is a popular place to be. ... We’ve already gone through recently a bond election in 2015 with new schools. ... We know that’s going to happen soon, and with my experience I’m excited to be a part of that."

He said he believes the election process this year has been a positive one.

"The whole election process has been great with the people that have been running," he said. "They're all good people."

He said his upcoming priorities include raises for teachers and continuing efficient budgeting.

7:30 p.m. May 1

Incumbent Trey Kirby took the early lead in the race for Montgomery ISD board of trustees, Position 4, in the May 1 election. Kirby received 369 votes, or 48.81% of the vote, while challengers Christina Sato received 228 votes, or 30.16% of the vote, and Jay Grimes received 159 votes, or 21.03% of the votes cast in early voting.

There will not be a runoff election if the candidate receiving the most votes receives less than 50% of the vote, MISD Director of Communications Justin Marino said.

According to Q&As conducted by Community Impact Newspaper, Kirby is a commercial real estate investor and has served two terms as an MISD trustee. Sato is a parent of three MISD students, former intern for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, and a performer at the Crighton and Owen theaters. Grimes is a regional sales manager at M&I Electric and parent of two MISD students.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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