Mindy Lakin, a former teacher and school administrator from New York, Tuesday ousted incumbent Ken Jencks from his seat on the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Jose' Boix

Check election returns at

Jose' Boix

Ken Jencks 44.64%

Mindy Lakin 55.36%

Mindy Lakin

Thank you to the voters of Galveston Island & Bolivar Peninsula for believing in my message and me.

Thank you, Mr. Ken Jencks for your service, as a GISD Trustee. You were truly a gentleman during the duration of our, mutual, campaign. The citizens of District 7-G are grateful to you for your many years of thoughtful service.

Miceal O'Laochdha

Thank YOU Ms. Lakin for providing an example of what a gracious winner of an election should say. If only this example could impact the bumps (politicians) on the road to Austin and DC but; that is probably a pipedream...

Mindy Lakin

Thank you, O’Laochdha. When I was a teacher and school administrator, I believed in leading by example. I continue to do that everyday of my life. Civility is very underrated these days. I appreciate your kind words.

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