Board of Trustees approves order for May election

Jan 31, 2023Amanda Fenwick

Two positions will be on the May 6 ballot

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved to call for an election for two positions at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 30, 2023. Positions 1 and 2, currently held by Mrs. Erica Davis-Rouse and Dr. Ruede Wheeler, respectively, will be on the ballot in May.

The first day for candidates to file for a place on the ballot for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees election was Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The filing period will close on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Those who wish to run for election to the San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must have lived continuously in one of the independent school districts comprising the San Jacinto Community College taxing district six months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot;
  • Must have lived continuously in Texas for 12 months preceding the filing deadline;
  • Must be a qualified voter;
  • Must be 18 years of age or older;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must not be a convicted felon;
  • Must be aware of the nepotism law;
  • Must serve without compensation; and
  • Must not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.

The location for filing in person or by mail for the election is the San Jacinto Community College District Administration Building at 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 200, in Pasadena. The hours for filing are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. The College will be closed for normal business operations on Feb. 9; therefore, the office will not be open for candidates to file on that date. Completed applications may also be sent via email to or faxed to 281-998-6324 by the filing deadline of Feb. 17, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Voters in the following school districts elect the seven San Jacinto Community College District Trustees: La Porte, Deer Park, Pasadena, Galena Park, Channelview, Sheldon, and portions of Clear Creek, Pearland, and Humble. Elections for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees occur every two years, in odd-numbered years. The Board is elected in numbered at-large positions, 1 through 7, and serve six-year terms.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top five community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

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