Incumbents, newcomers win Gause ISD balloting
GAUSE–Incumbents Bill Jones and Melanie Rasco were re-elected, and newcomers Kathy Turner and Judy Roper also won seats in the Gause ISD school board race held Tuesday.
Roper, a former GISD employee, earned the most votes with 134, followed by Jones with 125. Turner garnered 105 and Rasco 104.
Nine persons were vying for the four spots on the board of Milam County’s smallest school district.
Trustee president Dave Cunningham, who had been on the board for almost two decades, did not seek another term, while board member Mikel Reed was not returned by voters. Reed totaled 92 votes.
Other receiving votes were Wayne Lee with 86, Randy Grenwelge had 83, Art Sullens with 77 and Robert Miller had 43.
Supt. Perry Bell said that votes will be canvassed on Wednesday, Nov. 10 and winners sworn into office immediately following.
Normally school board elections are held in May, but Gause held its in on general election to help save money. They used paper ballots rather than the electronic voting machines.