Carla Ranger Doesn't Trust the DISD Trustees to Fill a Vacant Seat in "the Public Interest"
|DISD trustee Carla Ranger|
Of course, Ranger's item this morning most likely applies to Ron Price, the District 9 trustee who's trying to take Carolyn Davis's seat at the Dallas City Hall horseshoe. His term would have expired in May of this year, till the board decided to extend its term limits to include a bonus year.One might ask. What is a "suitable person?" That would probably be simply politics and not in the public interest.
Update: I asked DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander about Price and whether this applies to him -- and when the board last had to fill a vacant seat. He wrote back:
The elections are held on the second Saturday in May, so there would be a year left -- although [Price] obviously would not be sworn on to the council immediately.
The last time a trustee left before his term was up, I believe, was when Joe May passed away. I also seem to think that Hollis Brashear left his term early and it was around the same time. In both cases, a special election was held.