UPDATED: Incumbents, Dustin Creager projected to win Klein ISD election with nearly all votes counted

Twelve candidates are vying for four Klein ISD board of trustees positions up for election this fall, including three incumbents. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Twelve candidates are vying for four Klein ISD board of trustees positions up for election this fall, including three incumbents. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Twelve candidates are vying for four Klein ISD board of trustees positions up for election this fall, including three incumbents. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include candidate comments.

Updated 7:50 a.m. Nov. 3

With 700 of 704 Harris County voting centers reporting Election Day results, three incumbents and candidate Dustin Creager are projected to win their respective elections for seats on the Klein ISD board of trustees.

In the race for Position 2, incumbent Doug James is projected to win after receiving 64.94%, or 10,436 votes, while challenger Matt Skaggs garnered 35.06%, or 5,633 votes.

"I am beyond excited and appreciative that the Klein community really believes in the work that I and this current Klein board are doing for kids," James said in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper. "This year has been like no other, not even 2020. However, our school district has demonstrated even in the midst of so many challenges, that in Klein ISD we are not simply surviving, we continue to thrive. This election season, the Klein family has spoken and we want to continue our efforts to keep the district moving forward and in the right direction. Together, we win."


In the race for Position 3, incumbent Chris "CT" Todd is on track for re-election after receiving 60.16%, or 9,692 votes, while challenger Natalie Pilkinton earned 39.84%, or 6,418 votes.

In the race for Position 4—which has six candidates and no incumbent seeking re-election—Dustin Creager leads the pack with 45.28%, or 7,127 votes. Following Creager are candidates Denise Morrison with 23.93%, or 3,767 votes; Rhonda Foster with 15.13%, or 2,382 votes; Michael Robert Walsh with 7.59%, or 1,194 votes; Dara Osborn with 5.11%, or 804 votes; and James C. Fluker with 2.95%, or 465 votes.

Finally, in the race for Position 5, incumbent Ronnie K. Anderson is projected to win after receiving 57.68%, or 9,315 votes, while challenger Kristin J. Cobb received 42.32%, or 6,834 votes.

"I'm so excited to enter my fifth term on the Klein ISD board of trustees," Anderson said in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper. "Thank you very much to the Klein community for supporting me. It is my goal for our district to continue following a tradition of godly values and ensure we keep the conservative integrity of our founding families alive and well. Klein ISD thrives both academically and financially. We will continue to prioritize enriching students' lives and keeping Klein ISD a destination community. It is my honor to serve this great district."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 10:20 p.m. Nov. 2

Early voting results show three incumbents and Dustin Creager taking early leads as 12 candidates are vying for four positions on the Klein ISD board of trustees in the Nov. 2 election. Early voting results include absentee votes.

In the race for Position 2, incumbent Doug James received 69.69%, or 6,387 votes, while challenger Matt Skaggs received 30.31%, or 2,778 votes. James was first elected to the KISD board of trustees in 2017, according to the KISD website.

In the race for Position 3, incumbent Chris "CT" Todd received 64.46%, or 5,915 votes, while challenger Natalie Pilkinton received 35.54%, or 3,261 votes. Todd is currently serving his second term on the KISD board of trustees, according to the district's website.

In the race for Position 4, candidate Dustin Creager received 47.85%, or 4,309 votes, candidate James C. Fluker received 3.02%, or 272 votes, and candidate Rhonda Foster received 15.56%, or 1,401 votes. Also in the race for Position 4, candidate Denise Morrison received 20.09%, or 1,809 votes, candidate Dara Osborn received 5.15%, or 464 votes, and candidate Michael Robert Walsh received 8.34%, or 751 votes.

Position 4 is currently held by Julie Benes who did not seek re-election this year. Benes was first elected to the KISD board of trustees in 2018.

In the race for Position 5, incumbent Ronnie K. Anderson received 62.14%, or 5,711 votes, while challenger Kristin J. Cobb received 37.86%, or 3,480 votes. Anderson was first elected to the KISD board of trustees in 2009, per the district's website.

Each of the seven members that comprise the KISD board of trustees is elected to an at-large position for three years in a nonpartisan election.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.
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.



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