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Candidates lining up to run for Fort Bend ISD School Board

February 18, 2019 GMT

When the filing period for candidates interested to run for Fort Bend ISD Trustee Position 3 closed, long-time incumbent Jim Rice discovered he had drawn three opponents: Sam Popuri, Ashish Agrawal, and Deidre S. Williams.

Position 7 incumbent Dave Rosenthal ended up with six opponents when the filing period closed: Christine (Tina) Michie, Rudy Sutherland Jr., Ferrel Bonner, Nadine B. Skinner, Monica Riley and Holland Poulsen.

A special election is being held to fill Position 5, formerly held by Trustee KP George.

Last year, George entered the primaries as a candidate for Fort Bend County Judge and won election to the seat. Soon after, George told Fort Bend ISD Board President Jason Burdine he would be leaving the board.

Trustees eventually called a special meeting to add Trustee Position 3 to the ballot as a special election item and established the candidate filling period for Trustee Position 5 would remain open until March 5.

The candidates that have already filed as a candidate are Cynthia Lenton Gary, Jason A. Dobrolecki, Pam D. Sutherland, Lily Q. Lam and Allison Drew.

Important Election Dates:

March 5 at 9 a.m.: Candidates can draw for a place on the ballot.

March 25: Deadline to file Candidate Finance Reports (Form C/OH) for January 1, 2019 - March 25, 2019 period** Positions 3, 5 & 7

APR 22 First day of Early Voting

APR 23 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

APR 26 Deadline to file Candidate Finance Reports (Form C/OH) for March 26, 2019 - April 24, 2019 period** Positions 3, 5 & 7

APR 30 Last day for Early Voting MAY 4 Election Polls open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

MAY 13 FBISD Board of Trustees canvass returns and declare results* Positions 3, 5 & 7

MAY 13 New FBISD Board Trustees are sworn in* Positions 3, 5 & 7