Early Voting Starts Tomorrow, 3 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Seats on Ballot


October 12, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

While the presidential race holds the world’s attention, locally, residents can vote to fill three positions on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees. Early voting starts tomorrow - get to know the candidates before heading to the polls.

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees includes seven individuals. Together, they oversee the District’s policy-making decisions and act as the official trustees for all parents, teachers, staff, students, and the taxpayers who reside within the public-school district of Katy.

Currently, Susan Gesoff, Duke Keller, Lance Redmon, and Dawn Champagne are serving out terms on the Board. Positions 3, 4, and 5 are up for election this season. The election was postponed from last May to this November because of concerns over COVID-19. The Board needed to focus their energies on leading Katy ISD through an unprecedented time.

Now, these three positions will be at the end of a long ballot, although they have some of the greatest impact over Katy families with students in Katy ISD.

Ashley Diehl Vann - Position 3

Ashley Diehl Vann is not a new face to those who follow the Katy school district. She is serving her seventh year as secretary for the Katy ISD Board of Trustees and is running unopposed for re-election.

Previously, Vann has served as president and vice president for the Katy ISD Board of Trustees as well as held numerous roles including president of the PTAs at Alexander Elementary, Beckendorff Junior High, and Seven Lakes High School. She is an avid and dedicated community volunteer who has lived in Katy for 27 years and is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School.

While she is running unopposed, Vann still shares her goals for the future.