Final unofficial results show Trout wins re-election for New Caney ISD board of trustees by 26 votes

Final unofficial results show Ty Trout won re-election to New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6. (Courtesy Ty Trout)
Final unofficial results show Ty Trout won re-election to New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6. (Courtesy Ty Trout)

Final unofficial results show Ty Trout won re-election to New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6. (Courtesy Ty Trout)

Updated 4:20 p.m. Nov. 6

With all precincts reporting, final unofficial reports show Ty Trout won re-election to the New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6, for a second three-year term.
Trout received 1,345 votes and beat out Craig Matthews, who received 1,319 votes.

In a phone call with Community Impact Newspaper, Trout said he will focus on helping to manage New Caney ISD's growth in his next three-year term.

"When I first got on, we were at like 13,000 to 14,000 students, and in just three years we’re over 16,000 students now," Trout said. "So it’s kind of amazing to see it grow so much.”

Trout said being part of the school board has taught him a lot about how the school district functions as well as the important role school boards play in the district.


"People just think [a school district] is just a place where kids get taught, but it's really not—it’s a big business" he said. "Making these decisions for these kids changes a whole lot in the outcome of the way they’re taught."

Updated 1:10 p.m. Nov. 6


Final unofficial results from both Harris and Montgomery counties show that incumbent Ty Trout won re-election to New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6, by 26 votes. Trout, who received 1,345 votes, beat out challenger Craig Matthews, who received 1,319 votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

This begins Trout's second term on the school board. In a previous questionnaire for Community Impact Newspaper, Trout said he wanted to continue building New Caney ISD into a school district that is able to meet the needs of current community members, while also creating a community where future NCISD graduates want to return and develop their lives there.
Community Impact Newspaper has requested comment from Trout and will update this story with his response.

In a phone call with Community Impact Newspaper after the results were released, Matthews said he did not yet know whether he would concede or call for a recount with the results being so close.

Updated 8:40 a.m. Nov. 6

With Election Day votes in Harris County still being counted as of 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, incumbent Trout maintains his slight lead over Matthews, with 754 of 757 Harris County voting centers reporting.

Matthews has the lead in Harris County with 46 votes, or 68.66% of the votes, and Trout has 21 votes, or 31.34% of the votes; however, Trout still has a slight lead overall in Harris and Montgomery counties.

Montgomery County's final unofficial results show
Trout received 50.98% of the votes, or 1,324 votes, while Matthews received 49.02% of the votes, or 1,273 votes.

Bringing together both Montgomery County's final unofficial results and Harris County's incoming votes, Trout has 1,345 votes and Matthews has 1,319 votes.

Updated 11 p.m. Nov. 5


With 49 out of 49 Montgomery County precincts reporting, incumbent Trout maintains his slight lead of only 51 votes against challenger Matthews. Trout received 50.98% of the votes, or 1,324 votes, while Matthews received 49.02% of the votes, or 1,273 votes.

However, Election Day votes in Harris County are still being counted as of 11 p.m. Nov. 5. Harris County's early voting results further close the gap between Trout and Matthews, as Trout received 6 votes, or 23.08%, and Matthews received 20 votes, or 76.72% of the votes.

A statement from Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman on Nov. 1 warned of slow returns but declined to give a definitive timeline. A recent change in reporting procedure requirements from Texas Secretary of State was anticipated to cause delays, Trautman said.

Updated 9:45 p.m. Nov. 5

As more precincts report, the race between Trout and Matthews gets closer. With 45 of 49 precincts reporting, Trout leads with 50.98% of the votes, or 1,324 votes; Matthews has 49.02% of the votes, or 1,273 votes.

Updated 9:10 p.m. Nov. 5

With 37 out of 49 Montgomery County precincts reporting, Trout extends his lead between Matthews with 53.8% of the votes, or 1,013 votes. Matthews has 46.2% of the votes, or 870 votes.

Updated 9 p.m. Nov. 5

With 28 out of 49 Montgomery County precincts reporting, Trout still leads the race but with a smaller lead. Trout has 51.71% of the votes, or 681 votes. Meanwhile, Matthews has 48.29% of the votes, or 636 votes.

Posted 7:26 p.m. Nov. 5

Polls closed at 7 p.m., and early voting results from the Nov. 5 election are in. Two candidates are in the race for New Caney ISD board of trustees, Position 6: incumbent Ty Trout and challenger Craig Matthews.

Early voting results show that Trout leads the race with 52.7% of the the votes, or 585 total votes. Matthews received 47.3% of the votes, or 525 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
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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