Incumbent candidate retains seat in school board race against former city councilman

UPDATE:  Margaret Pruett will remain on the VISD board for District 6.

VICTORIA, Texas – In the Victoria ISD board race, the incumbent candidate in District 6 faces a former city councilman.

Margaret Pruett, the incumbent candidate, has served for six years on the VISD board.

Emett Alvarez, a former Victoria city councilman and newspaper owner, ran for mayor last summer and lost but is now seeking election to the Victoria ISD board.

Pruett, who has worked with children part of the English as a Second Language and Special Education programs, said she’d like to retain her board seat to maintain consistency.

Alvarez, who publicly opposed the passing of school facility bonds, said if elected he would work to repair and rebuild several campuses through budgetary cuts instead of raising taxes or seeking a solution via bond election.

RESULTS

Here are the unofficial results as of 10:46 p.m. Saturday:

  • Pruett: 55.54 percent, 6212
  • Alvarez: 44.55 percent, 499
  • Total votes: 1,120