Duke Keller elected to Katy ISD board of trustees

According to unofficial results, Donald T. “Duke” Keller Jr. is the new face for Position 1 on the Katy ISD board of trustees, a seat held by George Scott who did not run for reelection.

Keller received 4,093 votes or 48.3%, Rebecca Fox received 3,320 or 39.2% and Sean Dolan received 1,062 or 12.5%.

“To be on the board of trustees in my hometown is very special to me,” Keller said after the results were announced. “I look forward to working with everyone to heal, heal some of the turmoil that we’ve gone through over the last year. … Hopefully, we can put some of the drama behind us and move forward as a community to try and work together and do great things for our school district.”

Keller is an attorney. He ran on a platform of priorities that included ensuring a quality education and experience for students, a quality working environment with proper resources for children as well as increased transparency and communication.

“The district needs a board that is open and honest with community relations and communication, and a board that can work together,” Keller said in Community Impact Newspaper’s Voter Guide Q&A. “I will use my leadership skills and business experience, my ability to manage and resolve conflict and problems, and my ability to listen to help promote transparency and communication.”

At the start of the May 2019 elections, Fox was running for her current seat, Position 2. She withdrew her candidacy for that seat Feb. 15 and applied for candidacy for Position1.

Her decision made Lance Redmon the winner as the only candidate for Position 1.

No run-off election will be required due to plurality voting system. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Jen Para
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. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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