Trustee election brings new face

by | May 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

College races will be decided June 13

By Chad Engbrock

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David Stolle and Missy Bender were re-elected to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees and Yoram Solomon earned a spot as well, defeating incumbent Mike Friedman and challenger Sharon Hirsch for Place 4.

Solomon earned 40.39 percent of the 9,400 votes cast, or 3,797 total votes to earn a spot as trustee.

Friedman received 2,542 votes, or 27.04 percent and Hirsch earned 3,061 votes, or 32.56 percent. No runoff is applicable to the PISD trustee race.

Stolle, first elected in 2011 to Place 5, will serve another four-year term. He received 5,580 votes. Stolle is an attorney with Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Missy Bender, a Plano East graduate and a member of the school’s charter class, will serve her fourth term on the board. She received 5,384 votes, or 59.6 percent, beating challenger Paul P. Kaminsky who received 3,650 votes for Place 7.

Plano ISD trustees are elected to four-year terms and elections are held every other year.

Collin College

In the Board of Trustees race for Collin College Place 8, incumbent Bob Collins defeated challenger Ken Roberts. Collins received 9,662 votes, 59.8 percent,  compared to Roberts’ 6,473, 40.12 percent.

In Place 7, incumbent Steve Cone faced three challengers and received 3,176 votes, 19.75 percent of the total cast. Jim Orr received 6,426, or 39.96 percent.

Collin Kennedy received 4,325 votes, or 26.90 percent, Mike Gould received 2,153 votes, or 13.39 percent and Jim Orr received 6,426 votes or 39.96 of the total votes cast.

Orr and Kennedy will face each other in a June 13 runoff.

Andy Hardin ran unopposed in his reelection bid for Place 9 and received 13,068 votes.

There were 470,039 registered voters eligible to vote in the Collin College trustee election. Voter turnout for both early and election day voting was just over 5.1 percent.

Early voting will be June 1 through 5 and June 8 and 9.

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