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GHS SENIOR POISED TO WIN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

November 7, 2018

Chris Willis

Granbury High School student Chris Willis is the leader in the Place 3 race for the Granbury ISD school board, according to unofficial results in the November general election on November 6, 2018.

Willis, who graduate from the high school in May 2019, is poised the Place 3 seat being vacated by long-time trustee Micky Shearon, who opted not to run for re-election.  He garnered almost 41% of the four-county vote, compared to 32% for paralegal Cyndi Wren and 27% for real estate client care coordinator Maureen Griffin. 

The high senior is active in both the choir and theater programs and also serves on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee.  Outside of school, Willis works as a marketing assistant for Chick-fil-A and is an assistant worship pastor and youth leader at Generations Church.  He plans to attend Weatherford College in Granbury following his high school graduation. 

In the Place 4 race, school board president Nancy Alana was unopposed for re-election to her fourth term.  Once results are official, both she and Willis will be sworn into full three-year terms expiring in November 2021. 

Results provided by county election officials show the following vote totals: 

 

Johnson

Hood

Parker

Somervell

Total

PLACE 1

 

Cyndi Wren

16

4,708

74

11

4,809

31.92%

Chris Willis

16

6,020

86

7

6,129

40.68%

Maureen Griffin

32

4,036

55

4

4,127

27.39%

TOTAL

64

14,766

215

22

15,067

 

PLACE 2

 

Nancy Alana

41

11,731

201

22

11,995

100.00%

TOTAL

41

11,731

201

22

11,995

 

School trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 A.M. to canvass the election returns.  

On Monday, November 12, the board will host a community reception for Shearon, who is departing the board after 18 years of service.  First elected in May 1999, Shearon served two terms before opting against a re-election bid in 2005.  He subsequently was elected in May 2006 and was re-elected three times.  The reception will begin at 4:30 P.M. just prior to that night’s regular board meeting starting at 5:00 P.M. 

Board meetings are held in the GISD Board Room located next to the Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.