Knox Does Not File For Re-Election, Magee And Caldwell Seek Another Board Term
by John Pape, FortBendNow
Ending weeks of speculation that she would not seek re-election, current Fort Bend ISD board president Cynthia Knox let yesterday’s filing deadline pass without registering as a candidate.
Two current trustees, Stan Magee and Laurie Caldwell, did file for re-election to their respective seats.
Magee, who holds the Position 1 seat on the board representing the western part of the district, will face Susan Hohnbaum of Sugar Land. Magee is a retired educator while Hohnbaum listed her occupation as an administrative manager.
Caldwell, the Position 5 incumbent representing the eastern part of the district, drew an opponent in Dr. Jonita Reynolds of Missouri City. Caldwell gave her occupation as a small business owner/teacher and Reynolds listed her occupation as a chief executive officer.
Knox’s at-large Position 4 seat drew two candidates. Daniel Menendez, an engineer from Missouri City will face off against Rodrigo Carreon, an electrician from Fresno.
Carreon was recently an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner. . . (get the full story at: http://fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?page_label=home&id=22139&article-Knox-Does-Not-File-For-Re-Election--Magee-And-Caldwell-Seek-Another-Board-Term%20=&widget=push&instance=home_news_bullets&open=&)
2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)