Rodriguezes win in races for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Updated 10:47 p.m.



The incumbents held on in the elections for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, with Jesse Rodriguez keeping his Place 5 seat and Jorge Rodriguez retaining the Place 7 seat, according to unofficial results.



Jesse Rodriguez earned 2,184 votes, or 54.50 percent of the vote, with challenger Troy Greisen pulling in 45.50 percent of the vote, or 1,823 ballots in his favor.



Jesse Rodriguez said he was thankful to those who supported his re-election bid.



"I'm feeling very excited," he said. "It's a great opportunity and I am very grateful. I want to thank all of the voters who showed up to vote, and I'm looking forward to serving our school district for another term."



He has 12 years of board experience going into this term.



Jorge Rodriguez claimed 2,088 ballots in his race, or 52.13 percent of the vote, with challenger Mark Assaad earning 47.87 percent of the vote with 1,917 ballots going his way.



Jorge Rodriguez said he was looking forward to another term working with the school district's administration in implementing the Lead 2021 Strategic Plan, and he was not surprised when the race was decided on just over 170 votes.



"You know, it was definitely an experience this time," he said. "There were some external groups that got involved more and became more politicized than in the past. I feel that's why it was so close. But I'm proud of the work my team did to get enough votes to win."



He has served as the school board's president for the last two years, and was originally elected in 2008.



Posted 7:59 p.m.



According to unofficial early voting results, Jesse Rodriguez and Jorge Rodriguez are ahead in the races for Place 5 and Place 7 on the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Board of Trustees.



Jesse Rodriguez led the Place 5 vote with 53.62 percent, or 1,317 votes, ahead of Troy Greisen's 46.38 percent of votes cast in that race with 1,139 votes. Jesse Rodriguez is the incumbent in that contest with 12 years of board experience.



Jorge Rodriguez was ahead in the Place 7 race with 54.78 percent, or 1,340 votes. Challenger Mark Assaad earned 45.22 percent of early votes cast in that race with 1,106 votes. Jorge Rodriguez is the incumbent in that race, having first been elected to the board seat in 2008.



Place 6 incumbent Leon Leal reclaimed his seat after running unopposed.



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