Election 2016

Race for Houston School Board Headed for Runoff Election

It’s not clear yet when the runoff election will be scheduled.

 

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Four candidates competed for the open seat for District VII, which includes Lamar High School and Wisdom High School.

Two candidates, Anne Sung and John Luman, appear headed for a runoff in the battle for District VII on the Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees.

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

There was no outright winner Tuesday night because no candidate in the four-way race won a majority vote. It’s an open race, as longtime trustee Harvin Moore is retiring early.

Sung, a former teacher and education advocate, came the closest to winning: She won about 47 percent of the vote, with more than 68 percent of ballots counted. It’s the second time Sung has run for District VII, which spans River Oaks to Harwin and includes Lamar and Wisdom high schools.

Luman came in second, with about 30 percent of the vote and also securing a spot in the runoff. Luman is a lawyer and lobbyist, who led a successful fight earlier this year to stop an affordable-housing complex near his children’s school in Briargrove.

The other two candidates, Victoria Bryant and Danielle Paulus, trailed in the vote count.

It’s not clear yet when the runoff election will be scheduled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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