How we got here
As previously reported by Community Impact, Position 2 incumbent Robert Scarfo, Position 6 incumbent Marques A. Holmes and Position 7 newcomer Michael Grabowski were each elected to their respective positions in the May 6 election after garnering 64.52%, 43.87% and 41.13% of the votes, respectively.
As previously reported by Community Impact, Holmes was first appointed as Position 6 trustee in 2021 through an application process when former Trustee Lori Twomey moved out of state. He defeated challengers Audra Deaver and Holly L. Ham in the May 6 election.
Meanwhile, Grabowski defeated incumbent Nancy S. Morrison as well as challengers Natalie Carter and Leigh S. Marcus in the May 6 election. Morrison, who was first elected to the HISD board of trustees in 2015, was honored for her eight years of service during the May 23 board meeting.
Scarfo was successfully re-elected after defeating challengers Asdrubal "Dru" Gutierrez, Reginald Spivey and Erin Greene in the May 6 election. He was first elected to the board in 2008.
According to a June 19 district news release, former U.S. Rep. Ted Poe administered the oath of office to Scarfo; State Rep. Charles Cunningham administered the oath of office to Holmes; and Karen Martin, who serves as the executive secretary to the board of trustees, administered the oath of office to Grabowski. The trustees will serve in these roles until they are up for election again in 2027.
Following the oaths of office, trustees also selected new board officers during the June 13 board meeting.
- President: Scarfo (formerly held by Position 5 Trustee Martina Lemond Dixon)
- Vice president: Position 3 Trustee Chris Parker (formerly held by Scarfo)
- Secretary: Position 4 Trustee Ken Kirchofer (formerly held by Twomey)
- Parliamentarian: Position 1 Trustee Robert Sitton (formerly held by Morrison)
The HISD board of trustees meets in regular session on the second Tuesday of each month, with the public session convening at 7 p.m. Meetings are typically held in the board room of the HISD Board, Business & Technology Center, which is located at 20200 Eastway Village Drive, Humble. Meetings are also livestreamed online.