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Georgan Reitmeier Re-sworn in as Klein ISD Trustee; Board Appoints Doug James to vacant Position 2 after candidate declines

Georgan Reitmeier Re-sworn in as Klein ISD Trustee; Board Appoints Doug James to vacant Position 2 after candidate declines

The Klein ISD Board of Trustees canvassed votes this week for the November 2020 trustee election. Canvassing votes is the process of officially certifying the election results.

During the vote canvassing, votes were tallied for Board positions 1 and 2. For Position 1, Georgan Reitmeier received 48,988 votes, and Lannie McKelvin Milon received 35,551 votes. Reitmeier won her reelection. For Position 2, Alvin Vaughn received 41,653 votes, and Doug James received 41,627 votes. Vaughn won by 26 votes.  Vaughn filed a notice of declination in accordance with Texas Election Code 201.001. This means that Vaughn has decided to decline his position as a trustee.

“I want to thank the Klein community for voting for me,” Vaughn said. “Winning the election is more than I could have hoped for, but upon further investigation as to the time requirements of this position and in consultation with my family, I have decided to decline this position.”

By filing his letter of declination, Vaughn officially renounced his position on the Board. This created a vacancy on the Board, which the Board is required to fill.

At a special meeting held this afternoon, Board members voted unanimously to appoint Doug James to fill the vacant position. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board Vice President called James who agreed to accept the appointment.  

“I am humbled and thankful to be considered to fill this vacant seat,” James said. “I look forward to continuing to serve every member of our Klein community.”

Georgan Reitmeier was officially sworn in on Nov. 17 after the official vote canvassing.  

“Klein ISD is a very special place with very special people,” Reitmeier said. “I am filled with hope and gratitude as I take this oath. I promise to continue faithfully to serve the people of Klein.”

James will be sworn in to fill the vacancy at the December 14 Board meeting during a public ceremony. Under the holdover doctrine in Texas law, James continues to serve at this time. Reitmeier will take her oath again ceremoniously as part of the swearing-in ceremony at the December 14 Board meeting.

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