With 100 of 100 Montgomery County Election Day precincts reporting, Stacey Chase edged out Ashley Fehrle in the Conroe ISD board of trustees Position 6 race.
As of 11:15 p.m., Chase had won 52.66% of the votes with a 48,954 to 44,000 margin of victory over Fehrle, who Chase credited for their race this year.
“I would just say, thank you to all of the voters, and what an exciting night," Chase said Tuesday evening. "I just want to thank everyone for all of their support in the race. I also want to thank my opponent Ashley for running a civil race with me. I think it was a good experience, and I’m looking forward to serving my community.”
All results are unofficial until canvassed. Final election night results may not include all absentee ballots.
Posted 7:38 p.m.
With zero Election Day precincts reporting, Stacey Chase leads Ashley Fehrle by a 3.22% margin of 41,752 votes to 39,150 in the Conroe ISD board of trustees Position 6 race.
Results are updated as of 8 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9, if they were sent from outside the U.S.
Candidates Chase and Fehrle would both be newcomers to the board, as incumbent Position 6 trustee John Husbands, a former board president, is not seeking re-election.
Chase, a senior manager of internal audit, previously told Community Impact Newspaper that programs she would hope to introduce upon her election include a districtwide compilation of best practices to guide students and staff; increased alumni engagement; and additional professional development opportunities for district staff. Chase also said COVID-19 remains the district's main challenge and that she would move to transparently assess the health, fiscal and academic risks associated with the pandemic.
Fehrle, a licensed social worker and homemaker, said serving district students regardless of their circumstances and learning levels would be a priority following her election, including the improvement of diagnostic testing for dyslexic students. Fehrle also highlighted COVID-19 as the district's top challenge and said refining hybrid and remote learning options while maintaining health and safety for all in the district would be a priority for her.
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