|The purpose of my run for Humble ISD Board of Trustees is to address the challenges facing Humble ISD – how to best execute the mandate of public school education, student population growth, closing the achievement gap, and being responsive to increasing demands from society and business—from a perspective that differs from the direction the Board seems to be heading. I see a longer term trend which does not give all students the education we as society have made a part of the social compact. I want to be a voice for all the community who believe that well-functioning public schools is a birthright.|
The foundation of my candidacy is my fervent belief in the necessity of a dynamic public school system, my vision for our public school system, my business background, and my non-profit leadership experiences.
My vision is for our children to all be afforded an equal, high quality, and relevant education.
The potential we must achieve is empowered and well-equipped students who can compete on a global scale, schools which are incubators of ideas and diversity, and schools which are delivering results beyond just the number of students who “pass” standardized tests.
I was born and raised in Huntsville, TX. I went to public schools first through twelfth grades. After graduating Huntsville High School I went to Dartmouth College and received a degree in history.
After working for a few years I attended Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and received a Master of Business Administration degree.
My family includes a school superintendent, school counselor, head football coach and athletic director, and teachers.
I live in northeast Houston with my wife Gretchen. We have an adult daughter.
I am currently a business development manager at NRG Energy Services. The common factor amongst my jobs seems to be I gravitate to situations in which solving complex problems and creating organizational growth are paramount.
I have worked in several states in the U.S. and have global working experiences in England, Mexico, and Denmark.
Texas Democrats Launch Endorsements for Local Candidates
The Texas Democratic Party endorsed progressive candidates enrolled in the Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) program for the May 6th elections.
Meet the Texas Democratic Party’s Project LIFT endorsed candidates:
CHRIS HERRON, Humble ISD Board of Tr
ABBY WHITMIRE, Humble ISD Board of Trustees Position 4
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “From Texas City to Amarillo, our Texas Democratic Party Project LIFT candidates are taking up the fight on behalf of their families, friends, and neighbors. Patriots are rising up to fight for and deliver progressive solutions so that everyone can have a fair shot to get ahead.