Skip to main content

School Board Election

Hempstead Independent School District

School Board Election – May 4, 2024


About the Board of Trustees

The Hempstead ISD Board of Trustees is made up of seven board members who are elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community’s commitment to a strong educational program for the district's children. Trustees are elected each year in May and serve three-year staggered terms. Trustees serve without compensation, must be registered voters and must reside in the district.

Trustees are elected to a specific place on the board (ex. Position 1, Position 2, etc.) although they represent the entire district as a whole. Each year after the election is finalized, the Board elects officers (president, vice president, and secretary) for a one year term.

The next Board of Trustee Election is scheduled for May 4, 2024.  Positions 5 and 6 are up for election in 2024.

The school district and other municipalities share the cost of election.


Terms and Election Schedule

Board members shall be elected for three-year terms, with elections conducted annually, as follows:

Positions 5 & 6 - The election for trustees will be held in 2024, 2027, 2030, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Positions 1, 2 & 3 - The election for trustees will be held in 2025, 2028, 2031, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Positions 4 & 7 - The election for trustees will be held in 2026, 2029, 2032, and in three-year intervals thereafter.


Elected Officers of Hempstead ISD

Term Expires 2024

Position 5
Ricky Pearce

Position 6
Julian Alvarez

Term Expires 2025

Position 1
Tressey Wilson

Position 2
James Glover

Position 3
Albert Garfield

Term Expires 2026

Position 4
Hoveta Godines

Position 7
Connie Wawarofsky

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to serve as a school board member, a candidate must be

  • A qualified and registered voter,
  • A resident of the district for six (6) months before the filing deadline, and
  • A resident of the state for 12 months before the filing deadline

For more information see the Election Code Section 141.001.

Application Process

  • Candidate filing period to file application for place on ballot is:
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024 to Friday, February 16, 2024.
  • Applications are available for pick up at Hempstead ISD Administration Building at 1440 13th Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445.
  • All applications filed are public records and open to inspection upon request.
  • Completed forms must be filed at Hempstead ISD Administration Building at 1440 13th Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445.  If filing by mail, applications should be mailed to Hempstead ISD, PO Box 1007, Hempstead, TX 77445.

Candidate’s Guide to Primary and General Elections

The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. Click link below to access the Secretary of State website for important election and candidate information.

Click here to access information.


Policy BBA (LEGAL)

Election Highlights

  • First day to file for place on the ballot:
    January 17, 2024
  • Last day to file for place on the ballot:
    February 16, 2024
  • Early voting begins: Monday, April 22, 2024
  • Last Day of early voting: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Election Date: May 4, 2024
  • Polling Locations for Early Voting: 
    • Waller County Annex – Road and Bridge, 775 Bus. 290 E., Hempstead
    • Waller ISD Admin Building – 2214 Waller St., Waller
    • Waller County Community Center – FM 1098, Prairie View
    • Brookshire Convention Center – 4027 5th Street, Brookshire


Anna Davenport
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent/Board
Hempstead ISD
PO Box 1007
Hempstead, TX 77445
(979) 826-3304 ext. 224
Fax (979) 826-5510

App Download Information