On May 1, voters cast their ballots for four Humble ISD board of trustees positions. Incumbents Robert Sitton and Martina Lemond Dixon retained their seats while newcomers Ken Kirchhofer and Chris Parker were elected.
Approximately 9,000 votes were cast in the election, which is equivalent to a low 7 percent turnout.
The newly elected board members will be sworn in next month. “Board members are scheduled to take the oath of office at the school board meeting on June 8,” said Jamie Mount, chief communications officer for Humble ISD.
For Position No. 1, the results were: William A. Epperson 653 (6.83%); Rebecca Tribo 2,581 (26.99%); Edgar Clayton 357 (3.73%); Robert A. Sitton 5,972 (62.45%). Total 9,563
“I am extremely humbled by the outpouring of support I received from our community. We have accomplished so much over the past 10 years; I cannot wait to see what great things are in store for Humble ISD over the next four years. I also want to congratulate Martina Lemond Dixon for her reelection victory as well as welcoming our two newest board members, Chris Parker and Ken Kirchhofer. Now that our team of eight is complete, I wanted to congratulate all candidates who threw their hat into the ring of public service,” said Sitton.
A whopping eight candidates were on the ballot for Position No. 3, and Chris Parker emerged as the victor with 52 percent of the vote.
Here are the results: Jesse Givens 658 (6.99%); Chris Parker 4,946 (52.57%); David O. Popoola 43 (0.46%); Donté Washington 535 (5.69%); James C. Banks 405 (4.30%); Wilbert C. Baker 377 (4.01%); Liz Diaz 962 (10.22%); Clint D. Horn 1,483 (15.76%). Total 9,409
“I am very thankful and humbled. I appreciate the community’s support in my election, and I am looking forward to serving Humble ISD students in my term. Moving forward, I am hoping to bride the gap caused by COVID learning disadvantages for students,” said Parker.
Position No. 4 saw the closest race among the elections, with a total of five candidates running on the ballot. It was the only election where a candidate won with a plurality of the vote, with Kirchhofer winning 37 percent of the vote, making him the victor — with Lonnie Jackson a close second. Humble ISD upholds a simple majority election.
“The person with the most votes is elected to the position. There will not be a runoff,” said Mount.
“We are so thankful for all the support we have received over the last six months, from the miracle of me walking then to winning a seat on the board. I want to applaud the 19 candidates that entered the race. It takes a great sacrifice to put your name and beliefs out there. I look forward to serving the school district and strengthening the current school board,” Kirchhofer said.
Here are the results: Marques A. Holmes 905 (9.60%); Lonnie Jackson 2,300 (24.41% ); Janie Branham 1,429 (15.17%); Ken Kirchhofer 3,508 (37.23%); Chase Stevens 1,281 (13.59%); Total 9,423
Position No. 5 saw the only dual race between Dixon and Andrea Glazebrook. Dixon won in a landslide vote, garnering 76 percent of the vote.
Here are the results: Andrea Glazebrook 2,106 (23.53%); Martina Lemond Dixon 6,845 (76.47%). Total 8,951
“I am humbled, and I look forward to serving the Humble ISD community for the next four years. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve the students across our district, and moving forward, I want to work on having Humble ISD be the best district in the state,” said Martina Lemond Dixon.
To view the election results, visit harrisvotes.com/ElectionResults/ElectionDay.