Waggoner defeats MacKay for LISD school board

Updated 10:10 p.m. CST

Incumbent and current Leander ISD Board President Pam Waggoner defeated challenger Jim MacKay with 54.3 percent of the votes in the election for Place 3 on the Leander ISD school board, according to unofficial results.

Waggoner garnered 54.3 percent of the vote with 1,711 votes, which is 270 more than her opponent, who received 45.7 percent of the votes.

"It was a tough campaign over very complicated issues and I hope the residents trust us to make the right decisions for Leander ISD," Waggoner said. I've been thinking a lot about it and in the future really want to make how we budget, what our debt is about, and the answers to the questions people have we have to be very transparent. The public should be aware of what's going on and they don't have to be worried."

MacKay could not be reached for comment by press time. All results are unofficial until votes are canvassed.

Posted 7:46 p.m. CST

In early voting, incumbent and current Leander ISD Board President Pam Waggoner is ahead of Jim MacKay in the race for Place 3 on the Leander ISD school board.

Unofficial early voting totals show 54.7 percent of the votes for Waggoner and 46.3 percent for MacKay.

Waggoner received 1,010 votes and MacKay received 872 votes in early voting.

Board members are elected at-large and serve three-year terms. The board elects a new president, vice president and secretary each year.

Place 4 board member Grace S. Barber-Jordan and Place 5 member Russell Bundy, the current secretary and vice president respectively, ran uncontested for their seats in the May 11 election.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.


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