Two incumbents fall, one returned in Gause ISD election
GAUSE—There was another Milam County election Tuesday, as voters in the Gause ISD went to the polls to select three school board members from a field of five, including three incumbents.
Dr. Henry Bonorden led the at-large ballot, polling 171 votes.
Also elected were Linda Hoppe with 167 votes and Tammy Smith with 142.
Falling s hort w ere t he o ther t wo i ncumbents, James Todd with 135 votes (just seven short of Hoppe’s total) and Chris Cooper with 77.
Why doesn’t Gause hold school board elections in the spring with Milam County’s other ISDs? Because there are special circumstances.
Rockdale, Thorndale, Cameron, Milano and Buckholts ISDs all hold joint school-municipal elections, electing board members at the same time as voters choose city officials.
But the community of Gause is not incorporated as a municipality, does not have a city council and does not hold any municipal elections.
So school board balloting is held in November concurrent with the general election.