Incumbent trustee for Position 7, Dawn Champagne, will retain her seat after defeating challenger Walter Butler. Meanwhile, former Katy ISD Trustee Rebecca Fox will pick the mantle back up after …
Incumbent trustee for Position 7, Dawn Champagne, will retain her seat after defeating challenger Walter Butler. Meanwhile, former Katy ISD Trustee Rebecca Fox will pick the mantle back up after winning the race for the Position 6 seat, defeating incumbent Susan Gesoff and four other opponents in the race.
“I am so excited,” Fox said via social media. “Thank you to all who supported me for Katy ISD Trustee. I am thrilled to be able to serve the community I adore!”
In the Position 6 race, Fox was able to earn the votes of 3,002 KISD voters, while Gesoff followed in second place with 2,754 votes. Bonnie Anderson came in third with 1,598 votes, followed by Garima DasGupta and William X. Branch II with 732 and 80 votes, respectively. Joseph Wojcik who had informally withdrawn from the race still managed to get 164 votes.
Champagne took in 5,766 votes – about 73% of the total votes – in comparison to Butler’s 2,128.
Voting results for all elections are not finalized until canvassed by the election’s governing body, in this case, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.
“Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies. Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district,” a statement from the district read.