ELECTIONRESULTS Klein ISDvoters approve $895.4M in bonds
DorothyDalton, Zach Dunlap elected to ESD 11
BY MATT STEPHENS
CLOSE CALL While voters approved Klein ISD’s bond propositions A and B, propositions C and D, which would have funded the construction of a district events center and a second stadium, respectively, did not pass.
Nearly 60% of voters showed their support for two of the four Klein ISD bond propositions on the May 7 ballot, providing nearly $900 million for district facilities, safety and security upgrades, and classroom technology. However, propositions C and D, which would have funded a new events center as well as a second stadium and renovations to Klein Memorial Stadium, respectively, failed to pass. “We are very grateful for the support we’ve received from our community during this election,” KISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said in a news release. “The 2022 bond is the largest bond to pass in the history of our school district, and we are very excited to see our Klein ISD students, sta and community benet for many generations to come.” With 100% of Harris County voting centers reporting results May 8, propositions A and B each received exactly 10,718 votes, or around 59% of all votes cast in the election. Nearly 9,700 voters opposed Proposition D, or 53.44% of all votes, while 9,340 voters opposed Proposi- tion C, or 51.61%, according to unocial results. The news release stated the district will begin developing construction timelines and project schedules for the approved projects. All results are unocial until canvassed.
BY WESLEY GARDNER
Dorothy Dalton and Zach Dunlap won two at-large positions on Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11’s board of commissioners. According to unocial results, Dalton took in 1,681 votes, followed by Dunlap with 1,489 votes. The election was held to select two at-large positions on the ESD 11 board currently held by incumbents Kevin Brost and Fred Grundmeyer. While Grundmeyer did not seek re-election, Brost nished third in the race, tallying 1,420 votes. Candidates Christopher David and Joel Ocasio rounded out the remainder of the eld with 1,195 and 920 votes, respectively. “I’m very happy,” Dalton said after the win. “I really want to weed out the bad and dead wood on that board. I think it’s time for new blood.” Moving forward, Dalton said she was going to aim to increase transparency on the board. “The rst thing I want to see is how much [the board] has spent and how much in debt they put the taxpayers in,” Dalton said. “I want to be reassured that our level of care for the public when they call 911 is where it needs to be.” Dunlap could not be reached for comment as of press time. All results are unocial until canvassed.
10,718 (59.07%) 7,427 (40.93%) PROPOSITION A: $843.8M
For Against Total:
10,718 (59.13%) 7,408 (40.87%) PROPOSITION B: $51.5M For Against Total: 18,126 8,758 (48.39%) 9,340 (51.61%) PROPOSITION C: $131.3M For Against Total: 18,098 8,424 (46.56%) 9,669 (53.44%) PROPOSITION D: $75.2M For Against Total: 18,093
SOURCE: HARRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
AnnaM. Vollenweider, LanceWilson earnmost votes inHarris County ESD 16 commissioner race
vote-getters, earning 408 and 399 votes, respectively, according to ESD 16 election ocials. Other candidates, including Daniel Erickson, Michael Gosselin, incum- bent Rich Jones, Evan Schroeder and Jaime Lynn Serghini ended the night with vote totals of 191, 143, 269, 159 and 300, respectively. ESD 16’s board of commissioners
are elected for four-year terms, according to the organization’s website, and commissioners meet monthly to discuss district business at the Klein Volunteer Fire Depart- ment’s Administration Building. Founded in 1984, ESD 16 is a taxing district that supports re suppression and rescue services through its contract with the Klein Volunteer Fire
Department. However, the district is in the process of absorbing KVFD, with the department’s employees set to transfer to the district this summer. ESD 16’s district covers 49 square miles and serves about 173,549 residents. Vollenweider and Wilson could not be reached for comment. All results are unocial until canvassed.
BY EMILY LINCKE
In the May 7 election for two at-large positions on the Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16 board of commissioners, one newcomer and one incumbent garnered the most votes. Anna M. Vollenweider and incum- bent Lance Wilson were the top two
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