Filing period for May election begins; 4 Humble ISD board positions on ballot

The filing period for the upcoming May uniform elections opened Jan. 13 and ends Feb. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The filing period for the upcoming May uniform elections opened Jan. 13 and ends Feb. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The filing period for the upcoming May uniform elections opened Jan. 13 and ends Feb. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The majority of the seven seats on the Humble ISD board of trustees are up for election May 1. The candidate filing period for four seats—Positions 1, 3, 4 and 5—opened Jan. 13. Those elected during the uniform election will serve four-year terms, according to district officials.

There has not been word of whether trustee Robert Sitton, who holds Position 1 and serves as board president, and trustee Martina Lemond Dixon, who holds Position 5 and serves as vice president, will seek re-election. However, trustees Brent Engelage and Keith Lapeze, who hold Positions 3 and 4, respectively, might not run for re-election.


Lapeze and Engelage, both former trustees, were appointed to their seats by the board in September 2019 and April 2020, respectively, after two elected board members retired during their terms. When they were appointed, trustees said Lapeze and Engelage had expressed that they were committed to completing the remainder of the terms but did not intend to run for the seats in May 2021.

Interested candidates can apply for the four positions from Jan. 13 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Applications should be filed with Karen Martin at the HISD Administration Building at 10203 Birchridge Drive, Humble. Applications can be filed in person Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by mail, fax or email.

Early voting for the May 1 election will be held April 19-27; however, early voting period and locations are subject to change by Harris County, according to district officials.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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