An impressive number of Navasota voters showed their disdain for the current school board last weekend, soundly voting both incumbents out of office.
Grimes County Election Administrator Rebecca Duff reports Greg Mock won the trustee six position with nearly 60 percent of the vote, followed by Mark McGinty, and incumbent Marilyn Bettes last with barely 15 percent.
With more than 55 percent of the vote, Jennifer Ramirez won the trustee seven position. Jennifer Fultz placed second and incumbent Danny Kniffin was the choice of barely seven percent of the voters.
Duff tells Navasota News the percentages were very good for the NISD.
And even without a majority of the vote, Duff explains the only incumbent who managed to save their seat Saturday was in Anderson-Shiro’s position five race.
Lonny Owen received nearly 49 percent. Challenger Bernard Lee was second, and Willie Leiber was last.
The closest race Saturday was for Anderson-Shiro’s open seat, number 4. With fifty one and a half percent, Jessica Hesterman Hassel squeezed by William Lewis’ forty eight and a half.