The top two in last Saturday’s election to select new trustees for two open positions on the Glen Rose Independent School District’s School Board were Jason Evans and Tanya Myers.
Evans and Myers along with Matt Langford and Brian Statler were the four candidates on the ballot seeking to fill the two vacant spots.
The GRISD’s website states that Evans received 266 votes and Myers was second with 133. Third was Langford with 124, and Statler’s total of 104 votes was fourth.
The GRISD website also states, "If there were any provisional ballots cast, the election results will not be made official until the county voter registrar has verified the voters registration status."
Evans, who moved to Glen Rose in 2015, is president of EIG Holdings, Inc. He and his wife have children ages 9, 12 and 13.
“I’m very appreciative of all the people who came out and voted,” Evans said. “I can’t say enough about the my support. I’m looking forward to getting going, and relaying answers to people’s questions. It is exciting.”
Myers, a flight attendant, moved to Glen Rose five years ago. She and her husband have a son in the third grade and a daughter who started kindergarten this past year.
“I’m really excited to be the new mom vote on the school board,” Myers said. “I’m grateful for all the support and the votes I received. I’m definitely looking forward to working with the whole board and being a mom’s voice for the kids.”
The two open positions came about as a result of Wade Busch being elected to serve on the Somervell County Commissioners Court, and Brady Brown choosing not to run for reelection. Kevin Taylor had been appointed to serve out Busch’s unexpired term ending this month.
The others on the school board, all in at-large positions, are President Kelley Snodgrass, Secretary Andy Snow, Jason Dillard, Marilyn Phillips and Paul Phillips.