Stephenson, Peterson elected to LHISD Board


In complete, but unofficial returns, 3.9 percent of voters cast ballots in the LHISD trustee election, electing two new board members Saturday.

Clint Stephenson, a local business owner, received 57.76 percent or 175 votes to be elected to the Place 1 position. His opponent, Gerald Lorance, received 42.24 percent or 128 votes.

Vickie Peterson was elected to Place 6 with 45.67 percent or 137 votes. Peterson is Strategic Federal Programs Manager at Dell EMC in Round Rock. She is also a former business teacher at Liberty Hill High School.

Three other candidates were vying for the Place 6 seat, which is the unexpired term of Shawn Roberts who resigned in January. The second highest vote getter was Jamie Etzkorn, a local attorney, who received 70 votes (23.33 percent). Glen Reid, director of rehab for an Austin senior care community, received 65 votes (21.67 percent). Joshua Pritchett, a Major in the US Army, received 28 votes (9.33 percent).

LHISD Board President Clay Cole ran unopposed in Place 2.

The newly-elected trustees will be sworn in and seated at Monday’s school board meeting.

According to Williamson County Elections Administrator Christopher Davis, there are 7,713 voters in LHISD’s combined precincts 206 and 207.

There was no election for Liberty Hill City Council last week. Incumbents Troy Whitehead and Liz Rundzieher were unopposed, and Jon Branigan ran unopposed in the seat held by his mother, Elizabeth Branigan.

Davis said there are 802 registered voters in the City of Liberty Hill.