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Hulme, Caviness win election for CISD board positions

Hill narrowly takes city council position in tight vote

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Voters exit the polls at City Hall in the morning on Saturday in Coppell. Positions for both the Coppell City Council and CISD Board of Trustees were made during this election.

Voters exit the polls at City Hall in the morning on Saturday in Coppell. Positions for both the Coppell City Council and CISD Board of Trustees were made during this election.

Voters exit the polls at City Hall in the morning on Saturday in Coppell. Positions for both the Coppell City Council and CISD Board of Trustees were made during this election.

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Despite a night of close vote numbers and even a problem with voting machine tapes, the results for the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and Coppell City Council still came in on Saturday.

In Place 4 on the CISD Board of Trustees, Thom Hulme won re-election against Ron Hansen with 1,778 votes (52 percent of votes).

Thom Hulme holds up a sign while he campaigns for re-election to Place 4 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees at City Hall on Saturday. Having won the election against Ron Hansen by 169 votes, Hulme will be present at the next Board meeting on May 22.

“This was a pretty stressful election,” Hulme said. “I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of the folks who have supported me throughout. I’m looking forward to a lot of things.

“When you’re in a highly contested kind of election, people become vocal, and express their concerns, they express the things they want to see, and my opponent was much different than I am. That’s OK, there’s nothing wrong with that. The important thing to me, my takeaway is to understand the people that have these concerns. The people who don’t believe they were doing as good of a job as we can, we need to address that.”

In Place 5 on the CISD Board of Trustees, David Caviness won against Vara Kuppam with 2,277 votes (66 percent of the votes).

David Caviness campaigns for Place 5 the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees at City Hall Saturday. Having won the election against Vara Kuppam by 1,127 votes, Caviness will be present at the next Board meeting on May 22.

“Overall it was a great win, the support I was shown was overwhelming,” Caviness said. “One of my main themes throughout my campaign, as a member of the Board, is representing the people and making sure that as a trustee, I am engaged in the community and providing an avenue for the community as a whole, from parents to teachers to just our community members.”

In Place 7 on the Coppell City Council, Mark Hill won with 1,374 votes, 26 more than his opponent, Maggie Lucas.

“We got a message that there was a problem with one of the tapes on the machine, and they didn’t know if they were going to have the results last night, from the city” Hill said. “We were all sitting around at the party thinking it was going to be inconclusive, and then a message came across with the results. We were just elated, especially when we saw how close it was.

Mark Hill campaigns for re-election to Place 7 on the Coppell City Council at City Hall on Saturday. Hill won against Maggie Lucas the election by 26 votes, and will remain on the Council for another term.

“I’m there to serve the people, and to represent them and to make decisions based on the citizen’s feedback. I wholeheartedly agree with listening to what citizens have to say on issues.”

You can view the full results of Saturday’s election here.

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