Q&A roundup: Learn how Pearland ISD trustee hopefuls will approach position if elected May 7

Early voting began April 25 and will end May 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting began April 25 and will end May 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting began April 25 and will end May 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The early-voting period for the spring election opened April 25 and will last through May 3; May 7 is election day.

In Pearland ISD, there are three positions up for grabs in the spring election, two of which are guaranteed to have a new face at the helm. In April, each candidate submitted answers to various questions about their approach if they win a seat on the PISD board.

Q&A: Get to know who is running for Pearland ISD board of trustees Position 5 ahead of May election

Position 5 sees candidates Rich Bradley, who is an emergency physician and small-business owner, Amanda Kuhn, a Realtor and co-owner of Pat Griffin Realty Inc., and assistant professor at UT Health Jin Yoon vying for the seat.

Q&A: Get to know who is running for Pearland ISD board of trustees Position 6 ahead of May election


Position 6 is the only seat that has an incumbent running for re-election. Lance Botkin, the current seat holder, is running against University of Houston public relations and health senior David Nguyen.

Q&A: Get to know who is running for Pearland ISD board of trustees Position 7 ahead of May election

Position 7 is another race that is guaranteed to end with a new face as the winner. PRD Land Development Services owner Trent Perez, who has been on Pearland City Council since 2016, part-time educational consultant ​​Nanette Weimer and physician assistant Ellen Kuo are competing for the seat.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.