UPDATE: Blasingame, Henry, Scanlon elected to Cy-Fair ISD board

Cy-Fair ISD school board campaign signs are posted outside Juergen's Hall Community Center during Harris County's early voting period in October. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair ISD school board campaign signs are posted outside Juergen's Hall Community Center during Harris County's early voting period in October. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cy-Fair ISD school board campaign signs are posted outside Juergen's Hall Community Center during Harris County's early voting period in October. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Nov. 3 at 4:10 p.m.

With all votes counted, Cy-Fair ISD has declared Natalie Blasingame, Scott Henry and Lucas Scanlon winners of the Nov. 2 school board election. The candidates earned 36%, 49% and 47% of votes in their respective races, according to the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office.

All three incumbents were defeated in the election. Hear from the newly-elected officials here.


Updated Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m.

With 700 of 704 voting centers reporting, Natalie Blasingame, Scott Henry and Lucas Scanlon are leading their respective Cy-Fair ISD school board races as of 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. More than 30,000 votes have been counted in this election, according to the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office.


All results are unofficial until canvassed, but these three individuals are slated to unseat the incumbents: John Ogletree, Don Ryan and Bob R. Covey, who have all served on the board of trustees together for about two decades.


While school board races are nonpartisan, Blasingame, Henry and Scanlon were endorsed by the Harris County Republican Party.

Position 5

Blasingame is on track to unseat Ogletree, lead paster of First Metropolitan Church in Cy-Fair, with 35% of votes over his 32%. Courtney Spradley, Grace Horner, Xavier Leal and Todd LeCompte follow with 22%, 5%, 4% and 2% of voters’ support, respectively.

Position 6

Henry is set to replace Ryan, a Cy-Fair ISD alumnus who has served on the board since 2000, with 48% of votes over Ryan’s 24%. Ryan C. Irving, Jr. and Chris Harrison follow with 17% and 11% of voters’ support, respectively.

Position 7

With 47% of the votes in his race, Scanlon has taken a commanding lead over incumbent Covey, who has served on the board since 2005 and earned 31% of voters’ support. Michael V. Perez and Craig A. Jacobs follow with 14% and 9% of votes, respectively.

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Originally published Nov. 2 at 10:29 p.m.

Harris County has released early voting results, and John Ogletree, Scott Henry and Lucas Scanlon have taken early leads in positions 5, 6 and 7, respectively. About 18,000 early votes were cast, according to the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office.


A total of 14 candidates ran in this election for three open seats. All three incumbents opted to run for re-election after serving on the board at least 16 years each.

Position 5

Ogletree, a local pastor who has served on the school board since 2004, had 33% of the votes cast early, followed closely by Natalie Blasingame, a retired educator and entrepreneur, who claimed 32% of early votes.

Courtney Spradley followed with 25%, Grace Horner with 5%, Xavier Leal with 3% and Todd LeCompte with 2% of early votes.

Position 6

Henry, a sales engineering manager, claimed 46% of early votes for Position 6, followed by incumbent Don Ryan, who received 27% of early voters’ support and has served on the board since 2000.

Ryan C. Irving, Jr., and Chris Harrison followed with 16% and 11% of early votes, respectively.

Position 7

Scanlon, who serves as the director of business and transformation of Neudesic LLC, claimed 46% of early votes for Position 7, followed by incumbent Bob R. Covey, who received 34% of early voters’ support and has served on the board since 2005.

Michael V. Perez and Craig A. Jacobs followed with 13% and 8% of early votes, respectively.

As of 10:15 p.m., Election Day voting results were not yet available. Winners of each race will serve four-year terms alongside Tom Jackson, Julie Hinaman, Gilbert Sarabia and Debbie Blackshear.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.