UPDATED: Six candidates vying for three positions on Spring ISD board of trustees

Seven candidates are vying for three Spring ISD board of trustees positions up for election in the Nov. 5 election, according to SISD officials.

Seven candidates are vying for three Spring ISD board of trustees positions up for election in the Nov. 5 election, according to SISD officials.

Updated Sept. 18 at 9:54 a.m.

While Spring ISD Position 2 trustee Chris A. Bell initially filed for re-election, he withdrew his candidacy by the Aug. 26 deadline and will not appear on the Nov. 5 ballot, SISD officials confirmed Sept. 18. As a result, challenger Kelly P. Hodges will be running for Position 2 uncontested.

Posted Aug. 20 at 7:58 p.m.

Seven candidates are vying for three Spring ISD board of trustees positions up for election in the Nov. 5 election, according to SISD officials.

The three positions up for election include Position 1, held by Deborah Jensen; Position 2, held by Chris A. Bell; and Position 3, held by Justine Durant. All three trustees filed for re-election.

Jensen was first elected to the board in 2010, while Bell was first elected in 2013. Durant was appointed to fill a vacancy in Position 3 in 2006 prior to election in 2007.

Following the deadline to file for candidacy Aug. 19, challengers for each of the three positions include Mechelle Epps for Position 1 and Kelly P. Hodges for Position 2. Both Ernest “Saul” Thomas and John Lopez have filed for candidacy for Position 3.

According to the SISD website, the district’s seven trustees are elected for rotating three-year terms, and elections are held annually on the first Tuesday of November. Although elected to numbered positions, trustees represent SISD as a whole and not specific geographic areas, the website states.

To learn more about the SISD board of trustees, click here. For more information about voting in Harris County, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.