From left, Eileen Booher, Payton Parker, Sheridan Parker, Chris Parker, and Jenna Armstrong, CEO

Chris Parker, Kingwood High graduate and mother of two will run for Humble ISD Board of Trustees,Position 3

Chris Parker, longtime resident of the Lake Houston area joined Partnership Lake Houston as part of her school board campaign.

Ms. Parker announced her candidacy in January and joined the “Partnership” on Feb. 12 with her children and mother in attendance. Chris was very excited to share this experience with her daughters – teaching them about the benefits of membership.

“Joining Partnership Lake Houston is an indispensable business/school board decision. Benefits include networking, marketing and connections with legislative and government entities. School board candidates must be able to demonstrate their knowledge of both the conditions of the community and the specific challenges facing the district,.” said Parker.

Ms. Parker has been a member or has been involved with the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce (currently Partnership Lake Houston) since 1997 and is a graduate of the Leadership Lake Houston program (class 3). She feels a strong connection to the Partnership and its members.

Contrary to what some people believe, the “Partnership” is not a government entity, a business fraternity, or a country club for business people. It is a membership organization that advocates on behalf of local entities. It is sponsored by a board that is comprised of people from the local community. The mission of Partnership Lake Houston is “Promote business, enhance economic and community development, and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in the Lake Houston area,” lakehouston.org.

Parker’s motivation to run is, of course, her children. She wants to remain involved in the education system and will represent parents, children and teachers. “I believe that a strong public school district is essential to the future of not only students, but the entire community. HISD has a proud history of educational excellence. I should know. I am a 1993 graduate of Kingwood High School, where I received a quality education that prepared me well for college. I would like very much to see that same opportunity given to each and every student.”

She has been a passionate community contributor in the Lake Houston area for well over 15 years. She has participated in the Humble ISD Community Leadership program, Leadership Lake Houston, Mother’s Against Cancer Board, PTA Board at Deerwood Elementary, National Charity League, and a member of the Board of Governors at the Clubs of Kingwood. Chris is a FamilyTime Woman of Achievement and Evelyn Walter Award for Excellence Winner.

Chris has been endorsed by a large number of respected community leaders and citizens including: former Congressman Judge Ted Poe, State Senator Brandon Creighton, State Representative Dan Huberty, City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jack Cagle, Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman, Lake Houston area representatives on the San Jacinto River Authority Board Kaaren Cambio and Mark Micheletti, Lone Star College Trustee Mike Sullivan, former District Clerk Chris Daniel, former Humble ISD School Board members Lynn Fields and Heath Rushing, former Harris County Board of Education member Angie Chestnut, host of Reduce Flooding.com Bob Rehak, past-president Humble Area Retired Teachers Genie Pearce, retired Executive Director FamilyTime Judy Cox, former Executive Director Mothers Against Cancer Bebe Turner, Rick Walker, Justin Lurie, Cheri Huber, Erica Johnston, Michelle Dykstra, Alice Rekeweg, Jason Rowe, Sara Rushing and Bonnie Longnion, treasurer.

Early voting begins April 19 and ends April 27 with Election Day on May 1.

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