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Three New Trustees Elected To School Board

Election results for May 1 school board election
Photo by Sarah Rogers
Speaking at one of his campaign events, Doug Woodward talks to a group of voters. The HPISD School Board consists of seven members who serve a three-year term who elected three new faces. “It’s the pinnacle of wanting to give back to the school system and help not only my kids, but all kids and hopefully your all’s kids someday,” Woodward said.

The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees elected three new trustees on May 1, as voters elected Doug Woodward, Maryjane Bonfield and Bryce Benson to serve on the board.

Both Bonfield and Benson ran unopposed for Place 2 and Place 3, while it was a tight race between Kelli Macatee and Woodward for Place 1. The Place One election resulted in a 58% vote for Woodward and 41% vote for Macatee.

Woodward and Bonfield will serve three-year terms, while Benson will serve a one-year term.

Place 1 Trustee-elect Woodward replaces former Board President Jim Hitzelberger who is retiring after serving four three-year terms on the board.

Place 2 Trustee-elect Bonfield replaces former Board Secretary Lee Michaels who served two three-year terms. Trustee-elect Benson will fill the unexpended one-year term created when former Board Vice-president Kelly Walker chose to retire from community service last December.

The Trustees will be sworn into office during the next School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 18.

Election results below are reported on the Dallas County Elections website.

Place 1
Doug Woodward – 4,838 votes (58.03%)
Kelli Macatee – 3,499 votes (41.97%)

Place 2
Maryjane Bonfield – 6,997 votes

Place 3 (unexpended one-year term)
Bryce Benson – 6,990 votes

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