A Dawson High School student, Mikeal (Mike) Floyd, has been elected as the newest member of Pearland ISD’s Board of Trustees.
— Texas Democrats (@texasdemocrats) May 7, 2017
Saturday he was an underdog the entire way but soon it turned into a surprise win for the 18-year old high school student.
The win comes at a loss for two-term incumbent, Rusty DeBorde, 54 percent to 45 percent. Floyd added, “It was a life-changing moment for me.”
MIKE FLOYD: 54.21%
RUSTY DEBORDE: 45.79%
— Mike Floyd (@mikael_floyd) May 7, 2017
Floyd believes he could better represent students’ and teachers’ interests because he had seen firsthand how district-level decisions affect local classrooms.
The high school Senior has also been accepted at the University of Houston’s Honors College.