By Patty Montagno
Robert Selders Jr. will serve on the Place 6 seat of the Garland Independent School District Board of Trustees. He was challenged by Dwight Davis. Selders received 51 percent or 1,419 votes. Davis garnered 49 percent of 1,359 votes.
He will replace Steve Knagg, who did not file for his position.
Incumbent Rick Lambert ran for his Place 7 seat unchallenged. He received 2,319 votes.
Davis is a business owner and senior consultant and Selders is the Owner of 3Q Fitness CrossFit in Garland.
“I am proud to become the GISD School Board Trustee for Place 6,” he said. “As a parent, the quality of education has always been important for me and my family. As a consumer of GISD – having all of my children in GISD schools, and a Garland business owner, being in this role would allow me to serve our community at a higher level.”
The increased learning environments that the newly passed bond will create and the breadth and variety of educational programs will best serve the individual needs of our children said Selders.
Selders graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.
He holds a master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Exercise Science with emphasis on performance enhancement and injury prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Post Masters Certificate in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Garland class.
“I intend to contribute a unique perspective to the role as board trustee from having experienced life at many distinct positions,” he said. “This perspective will allow me to provide voice and action towards both serving the needs of GISD students and employees.”
Collin County Elections Office is no longer holding May elections, so the next Wylie ISD election will be in November of 2015.