Two seats are up for grabs on the KISD board of trustees this May: Here are the 4 candidates

Katy ISD will hold elections for two seats on May 5. Board of trustees seats are elected at large.

Katy ISD will hold elections for two seats on May 5. Board of trustees seats are elected at large.

The Katy ISD board of trustees will have two open positions to fill this May 5 as Bryan Michalsky and Charles Griffin are not running for re-election. Michalsky and Griffin will hold seats 6 and 7, respectively, until replacements are sworn in.
Seat 6

Susan Gesoff and Scott Martin are vying for Seat 6 on the board of trustees. Gesoff is an industrial engineer who has lived in the district for 13 years, while Martin is an attorney who has lived within KISD borders for the last three years.

According to Martin’s campaign website, his priority will be to set districts for each board seat to ensure that each school has someone on the board who is geographically near them and will support their best interests. As it stands, all seats on the board are elected at large, meaning eligibility for the board has no geographic requirement other than living within KISD boundaries.

According to her campaign’s Facebook page, Gesoff will focus on ensuring KISD students have access to science, technology, engineering and math programs that will help them excel professionally once they complete school. Gesoff is a former KISD teacher and said she will also focus on advocating for district faculty.
Seat 7

Don Massey and Dawn Champagne are running for the Katy ISD board of trustees Seat 7.

Massey has lived in the district for four years and serves as chief operating officer for Rothchild Commercial; Massey managed Katy Mills until recently.

Massey said he has no particular agenda as he moves into his campaign. He said he wants to focus on listening to the concerns of parents and supporting students and teachers in the schools to ensure success.

Champagne’s top concern is for the safety of the children in the district. She expressed confidence in Superintendent Lance Hindt’s administration and policies, and she wants to work with Hindt to ensure those safety measures are maintained.

“I want to find out more about the security and safety of our children, and I think that’s high on everyone’s list right now,” Champagne said.


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