Advocacy Task Force: Election Day Update



On Tuesday, November 7th, the Houston Independent School District will elect six new school board members for its nine-person board. With that many seats in play, this election could dramatically affect the development of trauma-informed curriculum focused around Social Emotional Learning within Houston’s classrooms.

As advocates, we ask you to make your voice is heard this election.

Do your research. Head to the polls. Cast a ballot for the men and women you think will have a positive impact on our youth’s education and well-being.

Here is a link to find out what School Board District you live in.

Here are the School Board Districts that are having elections, along with the candidates running:



1: North Central Houston

Gretchen Himsl

Monica Richart

Elizabeth Santos


3: South East Houston

Carlos Perrett

Jesse Rodriguez

Rodolfo Reyes

Sergio Lira


5: South West Houston

Kara DeRocha

Sean Cheben

Sue Diegaard

Sue Shafer


6: Far West Houston

Daniel Albert

Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca

Robert Lundin


7: West Houston

John Luman

Anne Sung


9: South Central Houston

Wanda Adams

Karla Brown

Gerry Moore


To learn more about the candidates and other information about local and state-wide elections, please visit the League of Texas Women Voters of the Houston Area Voters Guide.


 Election Day is Tuesday November 7th

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

It’s not too late to vote early!

Polls are open from Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

To find early voting locations, visit