Sunday, May 15, 2011


Well, one of the candidates that I endorsed actually won her race on Election Day, and won it handily. Congratulations to Julie Thompson for her stunning win in her race for District 4 Lamar CISD Board of Trustees. Numbers were low, but you can’s sneeze at a 85.95% to 14.05% result.

Lamar CISD is lucky to have her.

Not so lucky is Fort Bend ISD. Fort Bend does not get to benefit from the insightful wisdom of Dr. Jonita Reynolds.

By 52 plus 1 votes.

I am still a little in shock.

All of the other results were predictable. People are upset and angry.

But here is the thing that should be the biggest news of the entire election. Fort Bend County had 300,715 registered voters the last time I looked, in 2008. If you look at the voter totals for the elections that were held county-wide, in all races, we see that 16,771 Fort Bend County voters bothered to vote in this election. That is a 5.58% voter turnout.


Letting one person make choices for 19 others. That’s just pitiful.

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