Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Texas teen's first job after graduation: Helping run a school district | The Texas Tribune

Texas teen's first job after graduation: Helping run a school district | The Texas Tribune

A high school senior reflects on his unlikely victory over an incumbent school board member, and what his generation is bringing to Texas politics.

BY ALEX SAMUELS MAY 26, 2017 12 AM

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Mike Floyd, a senior at Dawson High School in Pearland, on May 16, 2017. Floyd recently ran for and won a seat on the Pearland ISD school board. 
Mike Floyd, a senior at Dawson High School in Pearland, on May 16, 2017. Floyd recently ran for and won a seat on the Pearland ISD school board.
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune


As Pearland seniors celebrate graduation this week, 18-year-old Democrat Mike Floyd is preparing for his first term in elected office.

In early May, the Dawson High School senior beat two-term incumbent Rusty DeBorde for a seat on Pearland ISD’s school board. DeBorde had served as school board president for four years and earned an endorsement from Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson.

  

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