Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Preliminary election results show GISD Prop. B failed by six votes

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Preliminary voting numbers currently show that Proposition B, the Granbury Independent School District bond, failed by six votes.

When preliminary totals from Hood County came in on Tuesday night, Proposition B was ahead by 74 votes. However, as results came in from the counties of Johnson, Somervell, and Parker, the overall vote total shifted.

The current preliminary numbers for Prop. B are listed below:

HOOD

For: 6,149

Against: 6,075

JOHNSON

For: 29

Against: 32

PARKER

For: 34

Against: 110

SOMERVELL

For: 7

Against: 8

TOTAL

For: 6,219

Against: 6,225

Preliminary numbers show that Proposition A, the Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), is currently passing hy a total of 885 votes.

Additionally, GISD Board of Trustees incumbent Mike Moore is currently in the lead for Place 1 with 59.1% of votes, followed by Rhonda Rogers Williams with 34.1%, and Jessica Wark with 6.9%.

For GISD Board of Trustees Place 2, preliminary numbers show that Nancy Alana is currently leading with 64.8% of the votes, with Alejandra Munoz at 35.2%.

Granbury ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn posted a statement to the Granbury ISD Facebook page on Wednesday morning thanking the community for a strong turnout in this year’s VATRE and school bond elections.

"Our district is grateful that voters chose to ratify Proposition A, the Voter Approved Tax Rate Election, which will help fund staff pay increases, smaller class sizes, and additional security for all GISD campuses,” Glenn’s statement reads. “In the coming months, we will study feedback from Proposition B to better understand why voters chose not to support additional facilities in our district. The facilities proposed on the ballot were truly needed to accommodate future student growth and provide equity within our district. We look forward to a continued strong partnership with all stakeholders as we work to provide all students in our schools with an exemplary educational experience. Thank you for your involvement and genuine concern for our students and GO PIRATES!”

Glenn also congratulated candidates Moore and Alana on “winning the election” for the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees.

“I look forward to working together for the betterment of the students, staff, and community of Granbury ISD."

The Granbury ISD election preliminary results are listed below:

Proposition A (VATRE)

For: 6,641 (53.6%)

Against: 5,756 (46.4%)

Proposition B (Bond)

For: 6,219 (49.9%)

Against: 6,225 (50.1%)

Granbury ISD Trustee, Place 1

Mike Moore: 6,847 (59.1%)

Rhonda Rogers Williams: 3,938 (34.1%)

Jessica Wark: 794 (6.9%)

Granbury ISD Trustee, Place 2

Nancy Alana: 7,491 (64.8%)

Alejandra Munoz: 4,063 (35.2%)

As these are still preliminary numbers, the Hood County News will provide updates on the final voting numbers as soon as they become available.