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>> Endorsed by the Houston Chronicle for the Runoff Election <<

We are facing an important choice in the runoff election on Saturday, December 9 for HISD Trustee in District I.

HISD is at a critical point. The district has a budget shortfall, the state is threatening to close schools, and we are still recovering and rebuilding from Harvey. We need a Trustee who has the knowledge and experience to address these complex challenges, along with the passion to fight for all our District I students regardless of where they live.

Gretchen has the knowledge and experience to address HISD's challenges head on:

  • Real policy and budget know-how from spending years working on the state budget for the House Appropriations Committee in Austin and currently as a policy analyst for a children’s non-profit here in Houston

  • Educational background to dig deep into tough public policy problems, having earned a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Policy and currently serving as a fellow with Leadership ISD

  • First-hand experience with HISD’s challenges as the parent of two long-time HISD students and spending the last 10 years volunteering in HISD classrooms

Public education is more than a job for Gretchen, it’s a passion.

Gretchen is a passionate supporter of public schools who will fight for more resources in the classroom and less time on high-stakes test prep. She will go to work every day to ensure District I schools have the best teachers and principals, and that all our students enjoy the vibrant learning environments they deserve.

"At a time when the future of the entire district has been brought into question, voters should pick someone with the skills to analyze and articulate the policies that can save HISD - and the ability to implement them as solutions. That candidate is Gretchen Himsl." -- Houston Chronicle, November 28, 2017

Please join us by signing up for updates, putting out a yard sign, volunteering, contributing, and most importantly voting in the runoff election on December 9. Also, please do not hesitate to contact the campaign if you have any questions about where Gretchen stands on any issue.

Thank you for your support!

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