Conroe ISD Board President Melanie Bush announced June 13 her candidacy for the position of Montgomery County Treasurer during the 2018 Republican Party Primary, March 6.

Originally from Garland, Texas and a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Bush moved to The Woodlands in 2006 and became involved with CISD in 2010 when her oldest child started kindergarten.

Bush is also the founder and president of her own business, Better Bookkeepers, which helps local businesses manage their finances and is a past president and lead mentor for the Executive Women’s Alliance, which mentors female students at Conroe High School.

“Using my financial knowledge and experience, my priorities will be to reform the County Treasurer’s department for efficiency, service and transparency,” Bush said.

She was elected to the board in November 2014 and appointed president in late 2016. She has also served as PTO Treasurer for Bush Elementary and on the Campus Planning Committee. Her term as CISD board president expires in 2018.

“[Running] was a decision that came from a lot of prayer,” Bush said. “Our financial state as a county is vitally important to every household’s way of life. After being asked for months and then researching several things, I truly believe that we are in need of reform in the Treasurer’s Office. So I felt called to step up to the plate.”

Bush will be challenging incumbent Stephanne Davenport for the position of Montgomery County Treasurer.

“I look forward to running a good, clean, positive campaign,” she said. “I hope that the voters will do their research on all candidates and come to the right decision for them.”

Davenport acknowledged Bush’s announcement in a post on Facebook with the following statement:

The filing period for candidates to file for candidacy in the 2018 Republican Party Primary is Nov. 11-Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. For a complete list of important election dates, click here.

Additional reporting by Beth Marshall.

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