Updated: The 3 incumbent Fort Bend ISD trustees up for re-election all draw challengers for May 2 election

This year, FBISD is hosting elections for three of the seven school board positions.
This year, FBISD is hosting elections for three of the seven school board positions.

This year, FBISD is hosting elections for three of the seven school board positions.

This story was updated at 11:26 a.m. on Feb. 18.

Although the March 3 primary election is fast approaching, another election—for local city and school board positions on May 2—is also on the horizon.

One race on the ballot in May in Fort Bend County is the election for Fort Bend ISD trustees positions 1, 4 and 5. These seats are currently held by board President Jason Burdine, Kristin Tassin and Allison Drew, respectively.

Burdine, Tassin and Drew all filed for re-election and will appear on the ballot in May. They each will face at least one challenger. Here is information on who has filed to run for the board positions:

* denotes incumbent

Position 1

Jason Burdine,* an investment advisor representative and current board of trustees president

Angie Hanan, an educational consultant

Position 4

Shirley Rose-Gilliam, an educational consultant

Kristin Tassin,* an attorney

Position 5

Reggie Abraham, a healthcare executive, CEO

Allison Drew,* an enterprise data architect

Denetta R. Williams, a real estate broker

While all residents of the district vote for all positions, Position 4 is the only at-large position. Candidates for Positions 1, 2 and 3 come from the western half of the district, and those for Positions 5, 6 and 7 come from the eastern half.

The FBISD board of trustees has seven members, each of whom is elected to a three-year term. Elections are staggered so there is an election annually. There are no term limits. After the election each year, the board chooses officers internally.

Feb. 14 was the deadline to file to run in this election. For more information on the election, click here.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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