Voters approve bonds for both school and college districts
- Written by Patsy Oliver
Turnout numbers reveal about 5.5 percent of registered voters went to polls Both the Humble ISD and Lone Star College District bonds received voter approval Saturday. The College District vote passed with 62 percent of the vote, while nearly 72 percent of voters were in favor of the Humble ISD bond. Humble ISD has 87,755 registered voters, while 4,770 turned out to vote. Peggy Young, executive secretary for the board and superintendent, said the turnout was low for the bond election, but good for the school board. Young said that while the 2005 Bond drew 3,629 voters to the polls, more than 14,000 turned out to defeat the 2002 Bond. Brent Engelage won the Humble ISD Position 5 seat with 1,625 votes. Glenn Redmon was closest to Engelage with 1,198 votes. “It has been a great privilege being a candidate of the Humble ISD School Board. We are blessed to have a wonderful school district with many fantastic principals, teachers and support staff. I’d like to thank all the many hardworking and dedicated people that supported my campaign with their time and their vote. I’ll never forget you,” said Engelage. “I pledge to work hard to earn that trust on the school board and want to congratulate all my opponents on a well-run campaign.” Redmon expressed gratitude for the opportunity to run and for the support he received. “Being part of the election process for the Humble ISD School Board has been great,” said Redmon. “I know for certain, after being in our neighborhoods, our community truly cares about our kids and our school district. It’s been a wonderful experience I will never forget, and I am so grateful for the support I have received from our community.” Robert Scarfo won the seat for Position 7 with 1,451votes. Victoria “Tori” Clapp was not far behind with 1,303 votes. “I would like to thank the many people who supported and encouraged me over these last few months,” said Scarfo. “And I would also like to thank everyone who cast a vote for me. I will do my utmost to prove myself worthy of your support.” Clapp also thanked supporters. “First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted and supported me during the campaign,” said Clapp. “I enjoyed being part of the democratic process that we enjoy in this country and running for a position on the Humble ISD School Board. I believe the trustees who have just been elected will serve the patrons of our district well, and I wish them the best.” Dave Martin, unopposed incumbent for Position 6, received 3,205 votes. College District Trustees Incumbent Stephanie Marquard will keep her Position 3 seat on the board of trustees, taking 5,152 votes. Her closest competition was Fred Blanton, who received 3,773 votes. Robert J. Adam won the Position 4 seat with 51 percent of the vote in a close race with Terry Morton, who received 49 percent. Position 6 incumbent Alan Quintero lost his seat to opponent Bob Wolfe, who took 4,912 votes. Jason Roper got 4,621 votes, while Quintero received 3,807. Despite four opponents, Position 9 incumbent Priscilla Kelly will keep her seat. Kelly took 28 percent of the vote, while Diane Porter and Joe Williams each received about 20 percent.