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Monday, March 20, 2017

Jason Burdine, Kristin Tassin and KP George Are All Running for Re-election to the FBISD School Board


Trustee Jason Burdine, Trustee Kristin Tassin and Trustee KP George Are All Being Challenged on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the FBISD School Board Elections

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 registered voters in Fort Bend County will be going to the polls to elect school board trustees from Position 1, Position 4, and Position 5. In case you are wondering, Jason Burdine is the incumbent running for re-election for Position 1; Kristin Tassin is the incumbent running for re-election for Position 4; and KP George is the incumbent running for re-election for Position 5 in the upcoming election.

EARLY VOTING

Registered voters in Fort Bend ISD will be able to vote early from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017. And please don't forget that those registered voters who choose to do so, may vote for all three positions at any polling location in Fort Bend County.

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR FBISD POSITION 1


PHOTO: Trustee Jason Burdine and his wife, Andrea, are diligently working to build a life for their own two children, Blake, and Makayla as they strive to make sure every child within the FBISD boundaries are afforded the quality education they so richly deserve.


PHOTO: Trustee Jason Burdine (center) is running for re-election. He is pictured above with: Majorie Johnson, Financial Clerk, Fine Arts Department; Eboni Burgess, Executive Assistant, Fine Arts Department; Nicole Henderson, Madden Elementary School Art Teacher; and Phillip Taylor, Theatre/Dance Coordinator, Fine Arts Department as one of the honorees during School Board Recognition Month.

In the race for FBISD Position 1 Trustee Jason Burdine is being challenged by L. Angelo DeCamps for his seat on the Fort Bend Independent School Board.

A Native of Texas, Jason has lived in the Fort Bend Independent School District for the past nine years. He and his wife, Andrea, have built a family here together providing for their two children Blake, and Makalya. As parents of a Fort Bend ISD student, Jason has expressed the desire to commit more of his time working alongside the local community to help secure the American Dream for all of the children in FBISD.

Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education. In seeking other ways to impact the lives of his fellow citizens, Jason got into the financial services industry where he educates his clients about future and fiscal planning so that they are able to meet their life-long goal of financial stability. In his field, Jason has had the opportunity to provide guidance and counsel to many teachers at every stage in their careers.

As a passionate educator, mentor, and servant leader, Jason is always seeking to serve others for the sole purpose of positively impacting the community to which he is vested. These traits have been demonstrated through his years of volunteerism and civic duty. Jason has volunteered, and mentored at-risk youths in the local district through a program known as: H.O.S.T.S. (Helping Students To Succeed). For over the past ten years Jason has volunteered weekly at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, making patients and their loved ones comfortable during their treatment and stay. In FBISD, Jason has demonstrated his commitment to volunteerism and civic duty by serving on the District's Steering Committee, as well as the Ridgemont Elementary and Early Childhood Center Campus Based-Leadership Team. He currently serves as vice-president of the board of trustees and is enrolled in the class of 2017 Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum.

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR FBISD POSITION 4


PHOTO: Trustee Kristin Tassin and her husband Shannon, have three children – all of whom attend FBISD schools.

In the race for FBISD Position 4 Trustee Kristin Tassin is being challenged by Rodrigo Carreon and Shirley Rose Gilliam for her seat on the Fort Bend Independent School Board.

Kristin Tassin was elected to Position 4 in 2014. She has lived in Missouri City for 17 years. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis (Computer Science option). She also earned her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law School. She is currently employed as an attorney at Dry & Tassin and is Co-Founder/Director of the charitable organization, Father's Joy. Kristin is a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. In 2011, she was named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers magazine.

Kristin was founding PTO president at Heritage Rose Elementary and has served in that position for three consecutive years. She also served as head of fundraising for three consecutive years, as well as on the Campus-Based Leadership Team and numerous other PTO leadership positions. She is a member of the FBISD Parent Advisory Council, member of the FBISD Steering Committee for Facilities Planning and is a Mentor Program volunteer.

Kristin and her husband, Shannon, have three children – all of whom attend FBISD schools.

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR FBISD POSITION 5


PHOTO: Trustee KP George and his wife Sheeba have raised their three children in Sugar Land. One of his children is a recent graduate, and two are currently attending Fort Bend ISD schools.

In the race for FBISD Position 5 Trustee KP George is being challenged by Lorena Dueñas for his seat on the Fort Bend Independent School Board.

KP George was elected to Position 5 in 2014. He grew up in a tiny village in South India. He began his education learning the local language as he walked barefoot to get to school. As he did his homework in his straw hut by the light of a kerosene lamp and helped his parents farm before and after school, KP dreamed of achieving his greatest goal: coming to the land of opportunity and living the American Dream. 

His hard work propelled him out of the poverty of his hometown. He arrived in the U.S. in 1993 to work for a financial firm, and has since earned multiple financial certifications and licenses. KP is currently self-employed as a Board Certified Financial Planner and owns and manages an independent financial planning practice with six other advisors.

Since 1999, KP and his wife Sheeba (an FBISD educator) have raised their three children in Sugar Land. One of his children is a recent graduate, and two are currently attending Fort Bend ISD schools.

KP took the lead in establishing the Hightower High School Academies’ Booster Club in 2013 and served as its first president. He has also served local Indo-American groups, the Sugar Land Rotary Club, and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the FBISD Parents Advisory Team and State Elections Policy & Affairs Team for State Representative Rick Miller.

KP George is very thankful that God has given him the opportunity to live The Dream. Now, he wants to ensure that our children have the necessary tools to achieve their DREAMS, because they are our future.

ELECTION INFORMATION

The 2017 FBISD School Board Elections will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017.





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