Katy ISD trustee Rebecca Fox withdraws candidacy for Position 2, applies for Position 1

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Katy ISD board of trustees member Rebecca Fox made a few changes in her campaign for school board positions on Feb. 15.

According to documents, the incumbent withdrew her candidacy for Position 2, making Lance Redmon the winner as the only candidate for that position. Subsequently, she applied for candidacy for Position 1, a race that also includes Sean Dolan and Donald T. “Duke” Keller Jr.

“This decision was made after deliberation with trusted advisors and influenced by community leaders and friends who expressed respect for both me and Lance Redmon,” Fox said in a Feb. 15 press release. “Their disappointment that we were opponents echoed my own. Redmon and I share similar values for this community. It will be a district benefit to the district to have both Mr. Redmon and me service on the school board.”

Position 1 is held by George Scott, who did not file for re-election. Terms on the KISD board of trustees last three years. The last day to file for candidacy was Feb. 15. The election will be held May 5.

Community Impact Newspaper reached out to Fox for comment, but she was not immediately available. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Fox has served on the KISD board since 2004 and has held the role of president three times. She ran unopposed in three consecutive elections. She is the longest-tenured board member.

“I love this district and this community,” she said in the release. “My actions and stances are always aimed at making it better.”

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  1. Reginald Reeves

    Although I’m not a fan of the board making a career out of it (15 years is too long), Ms. Fox was one of the few with a backbone to TRY to get an outside search firm to replace hindt. Along with Ms. Champagne, I applaud her for this. Ms. Doyle didn’t want to be guided by the people living in the district, so she went the other direction of requiring the candidates to come from within. Poor decision courtney, can’t wait to vote against you!

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Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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