Pasadena ISD incumbents win re-election

May 5, 2019

The three Pasadena ISD incumbents on the May 4 ballot have won re-election over challengers.

Longtime trustees Vickie Morgan in Position 7 and Marshall Kendrick in Position 6 won by wide margins in unofficial results. Position 5 incumbent Kenny Fernandez came away with a victory with just under 40 percent of the vote over two opponents.

Morgan, who has served 33 years on the school board, won 79 percent of the vote to defeat district French teacher Yen Rabe 3,665 to 971.

Kendrick, a 30-year incumbent, garnered 67.6 percent of votes in his race, getting 3,071 to district paraprofessional Al Bledsoe’s 1,472.

Fernandez, who was first elected in 2015, earned 1,823 votes over challengers Jose Cazares (1,564 votes, 33.7 percent) and Chad Sullivan (1,245 votes, 26.8 percent).

Morgan had said she wanted to be re-elected to be part of finding solutions to school financing challenges.

Kendrick emphasized during the campaign what he described as the stability of the current board. Of the seven board members, four have been trustees in the district for more than 20 years: Kendrick, Morgan, Nelda Sullivan and Fred Roberts.

Widely distributed signs during this election campaign urged voters to elect all three incumbents.