Moffatt defeats Spigener for Magnolia ISD school board

Updated at 9:25 p.m. CST

According to unofficial results, Travis Moffatt has defeated Jim Spigener for Position 6 on the Magnolia ISD school board. Moffatt received 1,801 votes, or 74.89 percent. Spigener received 604 votes, or 25.11 percent. These results reflect 31 of the 32 precincts that have reported.

“I’m thrilled [with the results]. I had a lot of people helping and volunteering with the campaign and that made a big difference. I’m fortunate to have a lot of friends and family that believe in me,” Moffat said. “I’m looking forward to serving on the board and keeping the momentum that the [current] board has started.”

Updated at 8:45 p.m. CST
With 24 of 32 precincts reporting, Travis Moffatt is leading against Jim Spigener with 1,743 votes, or 75.45 percent. Spigener has 567 votes, or 24.55 percent.

Posted at 7:15 p.m. CST
According to unofficial early voting results, Travis Moffatt is leading against Jim Spigener for Position 6 on the Magnolia ISD school board with 956 votes, or 73.54 percent. Spigener has 344 votes, or 26.46 percent.

Moffatt is an optometrist and the owner of Child and Family Eye Care, with offices in Magnolia and the Woodlands. He has lived in Magnolia since 2006 and has two children enrolled in Magnolia ISD schools. He is also the founder and president of Sharing Sight, a non-profit organization that provides free vision clinics in Haiti and Guatemala. Moffatt stated that maintaining the district budget in light of recent growth would be one of his top priorities.

Spigener is an 8-year resident of Magnolia and is a senior vice president and executive consultant for Behavioral Science Technology, Inc., a consulting firm. His daughter taught in MISD schools for 11 years and three of his grandchildren have been enrolled in MISD schools. Currently, he is on the board of directors for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and is actively involved in the PTO for MISD. Spigener stated that his top priorities for the school board would be safety and communication with community members.

The term length for a position on the school board is two years.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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