Stribling and Webb claim GISD board seats

Updated 9:49 p.m. CST

According to unofficial results and with all 19 precincts reporting, Scott Stribling has won the race for Place 1 on the Georgetown ISD board, with 73 percent to Francis Jackson's 26 percent. Andy Webb has nabbed the Place 3 seat, with 71 percent to Paul Newton's 28 percent.

"It'll be an honor to serve on board of trustees. It's definitely an honor to have such a wide margin of victory," Stribling said. "It's an honor to be elected and [I] look forward to my term of service."

Webb said he was feeling good and looking forward to joining the school board.

"I'm very proud to have support from folks all over the community. It's just awesome," he said. "We get sworn in in a couple weeks. I hope we can continue to keep our schools going in a great direction."

Voting results are unofficial until canvassed. Votes will be canvassed at the next board of trustees meeting, May 20.

Posted 7:37 p.m. CST

Early voting results show Scott Stribling, with 77 percent of the vote, leading the race against Francis Jackson for Georgetown Independent School District board Place 1.

Andy Webb is leading Paul Newton for the Place 3 seat with 74 percent of the vote.

Jackson, a retired teacher, taught in Georgetown for 14 years of his 17-year career. He said that his priorities are to review and possibly streamline district staffing procedures, create a single-member district election system for members of the board of trustees, sell the old McCoy Elementary School Property and move beyond educating to the STAAR test.

Stribling is a broker and owner at Century 21 HSK in Georgetown and has three children enrolled in GISD. He said his top priorities in the district include technology, addressing charter school issues and options for testing, looking at high-stakes testing and examining the budget.

Webb, a partner at Watkins Insurance Group volunteers with various community groups in Georgetown and the surrounding area. He said his top priorities include implementing technology in the district, retaining good teachers and managing growth in schools.

Newton has been in the city for four years and has more than 30 years experience working for technology companies. He said his top priorities for GISD are finding more and better ways to use technology, create long-term growth plans and acquiring real estate for district facilities.


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