Page Rander, president of the Clear Creek Independent School District board of trustees, is facing a challenger this May who argues the district hasn’t been fiscally responsible enough.
“Citizens are fed up with the amount of bond elections that they’ve had and the amount of bond elections that have passed,” said Jeff Larson, Rander’s challenger. “The total value is high.”
Rander points to her seven years of service on the board and dedication to the community as reasons she’s running again.
“My years of service have given me a good footing on the board,” Rander said. “And I’m happy to do it. This community means a lot to me and has given a lot to me. And I have a lot more to give.”
The District 4 race between Rander and Larson highlights a busy election season for Galveston County school districts.
In District 5, which is mostly in League City, incumbent Jay Cunningham will try to fend off challengers Michelle Moore, a NASA resources manager, and Yvonne Tibai, a retired teacher.
Charles Pond, a member of the board since 2009, will try to hold onto his at-large A position against challengers Jacob Berry, an information system security officer, and Jennifer Broddle, a volunteer.
Rander and Larson will face off for the District 4 seat, which Rander has occupied since September 2010 when trustees appointed her to fill an unexpired term.
Trustees serve three-year terms.