The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD board of trustees will have one contested race—Position 2—during the November election.

Margaret Carlin and Alberto Ramirez will be the two candidates on the ballot, with the candidate receiving the most votes being sworn into the position, which is held by Robert M. Westbrook, who did not seek re-election.

Places 1 and 3 were also up for election this year, but Gerald “Jerry” Perkins and Letticia Sever, respectively, were the only applicants for the positions, meaning the incumbents will retain their roles following the canvassing of votes.

Read Q&As with each Place 2 candidate below. Candidates were asked to keep responses under 50 words, answer the question provided and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

Elected officials will serve until the November 2027 election. Early voting will begin Oct. 23.

Margaret Carlin

Experience: Passionate about education, years of involvement with Business/School Partnerships Partners for Education, Tech Teacher Training

Occupation: IT professional

Contact Information: 210-446-9154

Why are you running for office?

I’m a lifelong learner with a desire to serve the community. I'm passionate about education and would love to work with other board members to provide a safe school environment in which students will thrive, and attain the knowledge and skills that prepare them for college, careers or the military.

If elected, what will your priorities be?

Priority 1: Keep students and faculty safe. With good safety measures from [House Bill] 3 in place, SCUCISD has taken the necessary measures to meet and exceed the security requirements. A safe environment provides an environment in which teachers can teach and students can learn. Priority 2: Hire a new superintendent …

Alberto Ramirez

Experience: Retired Air Force veteran (20 years), Afghanistan veteran, Texas Realtor (4 years)

Occupation: Retired Air Force

Contact Information: 210-243-9736

Why are you running for office?

Driven by the core values of family and community, and inspired by SCUCISD's legacy of excellence, I am eager and determined to advance its vision. As a husband to an educator and father to sons who attend SCUC schools, I am committed to strengthening our schools.

If elected, what will your priorities be?

To ensure our district's excellence, we must bolster teacher support and re-evaluate their compensation to retain and attract top educators. Next, we must select a visionary superintendent ready to champion our students, staff and community. Most importantly, we must prioritize school safety and create a safe learning environment for all.