Board of Trustees calls for May election
01.31.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto Community College District will hold an election for two positions on the Board of Trustees. The election will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017.
The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot opened Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, and the last day is Friday, February 17 at 5 p.m. The location for filing for the election is the San Jacinto Community College District Administration Building located at 4624 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena. The hours for filing are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Board of Trustees Positions 1 and 2 will be filled in the May election. Each position is for a six-year term. Position 1 is currently held by Mr. Brad Hance and Position 2 is currently held by Dr. Ruede Wheeler.
Those who wish to run for election to the San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees must meet all of the following requirements:
- Must have lived continuously in one of the independent school districts comprising the San Jacinto Community College District, and its taxing district, six months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot;
- Must have lived continuously in Texas for 12 months preceding the filing deadline;
- Must be a qualified voter;
- Must be 18 years of age or older;
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- Must not be a convicted felon;
- Must be aware of the nepotism law;
- Must serve without compensation; and
- Must not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
Voters in the following school districts elect the seven San Jacinto Community College District Trustees: La Porte, Deer Park, Pasadena, Galena Park, Channelview, Sheldon. Voters who live in portions of Clear Creek, Pearland and Humble ISDs and who pay taxes to SAn Jacinto College also may vote in the election.
Elections for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees occur every two years, in odd numbered years. The Board is elected in numbered at-large positions, 1 through 7.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.