Thrash, Buck elected to LHISD Board of Trustees


Liberty Hill school district voters elected a drug enforcement official and a state emergency management coordinator to the Board of Trustees last Saturday.

In complete, but unofficial Liberty Hill ISD election returns, Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck were elected to Places 4 and 5, respectively.

Thrash, who leads all Drug Enforcement Administration operations in the Austin area, received 91 percent or 147 votes to Jim Dillon’s 14 votes.

Dillon, who over the years has been a candidate for numerous elected positions at various levels of government, described himself as a “Freedom Fighter.”

Buck, who is an Emergency Management Coordinator for the state, won the Place 5 seat with 67 percent of the vote (104).

Also vying for Place 5 were Cathy Oshel, who received 29 percent (45) and Melissa Gauna, who earned 4 percent (7). Oshel is an Educational Support Consultant for Image Learning, and Gauna is a Senior Materials Manager.

In Place 3, incumbent David Nix was unopposed for a new term. He received 149 votes.

Only 1.95 percent of the 8,246 registered voters in the school district cast ballots in the LHISD election.

The Board is expected to canvass election returns and seat the newly-elected trustees at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18.

The election for Liberty Hill City Council was cancelled as the three incumbents up for re-election did not draw opponents.