Katy ISD School Board Election Voting Begins April 22

Katy ISD School Board Election Voting Begins April 22

April 18 2024

It’s election time! This year, voters have the opportunity to elect two Katy ISD Board of Trustees for Positions 6 and 7. Early voting will be conducted each weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 22, 2024 and ending on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. A special Saturday early voting will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Election Day is May 4, 2024.

About the Katy ISD Board Election

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has called for an election of Trustees to be held May 4, 2024. The Board is comprised of seven members who are elected at-large to fill available positions. In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Education Code, a person may not be elected as a Trustee unless the person is a qualified voter.

An individual seeking election as a member of the Board of Trustees must have been a resident of the state for 12 months and a resident of the district six months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot. The following persons have filed as candidates for the upcoming election and the information below has been provided by each. Candidates are listed alphabetically by position number.

Meet the Candidates
Donovan Campbell, Position 6

Spouse: Christine Campbell

Children: Allyson Campbell, 18; Avery Campbell, 14; Isabelle Campbell, 13; Ashton Campbell, 10; and currently expecting

Occupation: CEO, MedBridge

Subdivision/Area: Fleetwood

Years lived within Katy ISD: 11

Community Involvement: NextOp Veterans: co-founder, sponsor; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: Houston committee member; Christ Community Church: small group leader

Katy ISD Involvement: Taylor High School Booster Club; Taylor High School volleyball team volunteer; Instructional Materials Review Committee 2024, committee member

Education: BA - Princeton University, 2001; MBA - Harvard Business School, 2007

Rebecca Fox, Position 6

Spouse: Dean Fox

Children: Jordan; Micaela

Occupation: Motivational Speaker

Subdivision/Area: Cinco Ranch, 25 years; Hawks Landing, 1 year

Years lived within Katy ISD: 26

Community Involvement: Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE); legislative advocate for public education; Republican Women’s Club of Katy; Aggie Moms; National Charity League; church; neighborhood groups

Community Awards: Katy Top 100 Women; Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; Katy Backbone Award

Katy ISD Involvement: Katy ISD Education Foundation – groundbreaking donor; Katy ISD FFA; Katy ISD Fine Arts; PTA Executive Board president – Creech Elementary, Beck Junior High, Cinco Ranch High School; Volunteer of the Year – Cinco Ranch High School; VIPS Volunteer Executive Board – districtwide, 3 years; Katy ISD KEYS mentor, 15 years; Texas PTA Life Member Award, 2005, 2013, 2018; Texas PTA Extended Service Award, 2017; Master Trustee; legislative advocate

Education: BS Consumer & Family Science - Southeastern Louisiana University; Master Trustee, 2007

Dawn Champagne, Position 7

Spouse: Brett Champagne

Children: Connor, 27; Alexis, 24; Brenna, 22

Occupation: Karen’s Hallmark

Subdivision/Area: Kelliwood Pointe

Years lived within Katy ISD: 23

Community Involvement: Katy Aggie Mom’s Club (current president-elect; Katy Responds, 2019-2020; Clothed by Faith, 2015-2022; Ballard House, 2012-present; St. Peter’s United Methodist Church: Sunday school teacher of 3 and 4-year-olds, 2003-present; vacation bible school leader, 2003-present; special needs vacation bible school, 2022-present; led several parenting classes, 2008-2012; Mothers’ Share Group president, 2004-2006; women’s retreat board several times, 2005-2019; mission trip chaperone to Jamaica with youth, 2018 and 2020; Scouts: Girl Scout troop leader, 2007-2018; Scouts religious class teacher, 2008-2019; Boy Scouts nominating committee, 2019-2020; Cub Scout secretary Troop 543, 2004-2008; National Charity League (volunteered with both daughters at various organizations in Katy), 2012-2020 and served on NCL’s board, 2017-2020; Mighty Mask Makers: 2020, founded by Dawn Champagne (we made and gave away over 3,000 masks to first responders, hospital patients, teachers and more)

Katy ISD Involvement: Katy ISD School Board: school board member, 2018-present; TASB director, 2021-2022; school board secretary, 2021-2022 and 2023-present; Katy School Board Finance Committee, 2023-2024; Katy ISD naming committees (3 times); Katy ISD Teacher of the Year committees (2 times); Katy ISD Safety and Security Committee, 2019-2023; KEYS mentor, 2015 to present (I currently mentor 2 girls); Taylor High School: PTO president, 2016-2018; Volunteer of the Year, 2017/2018; Project Grad president, 2017/2018 and 2019/2020; Pizza sales coordinator, 2015-2018; counselor volunteer, 2014-2019; chaperoned several choir trips, 2011-2020; McMeans Junior High: PTA board member, 2012-2016 (Fundraising vice president and VIPS vice president); 8th grade dance president, 2013/2014; choir teacher’s office aide, 2014-2016; band director’s office aide, 2013-2014; helped with 8th grade dance, 2010/2011 and 2015/2016; Volunteer of the Year, 2015/2016; Exley Elementary: PTA president, 2008-2010; on the board of Exley PTA as vice president, 2010-2013; room mom several times, 2004-2013; banking leader, 2010-2013; PTA Lifetime Member awarded twice - once at Exley Elementary and once at McMeans Junior High; PTA officer training, 2008, 2014, 2015; Katy ISD Council of PTAs secretary, 2016-2017; Katy ISD bond committees, 2017 and 2023; Katy Leadership, 2010/2011 and 2016/2017; Junior Achievement teacher several times, 2004-2020; over 230 credit hours earned from Texas Association of School Boards, 2018-2024 
Education: BS, Consumer Science and Merchandising - University of Houston, 1987; MBA - University of Houston Clear Lake, 1992

David Olson, Position 7

Spouse: Julie Olson

Children: Matthew Olson,19; Nolan Olson, 16

Occupation: Chemical Engineer (Account Manager)/BASF Corporation (31 years)

Subdivision/Area: Cross Creek Ranch/Dunlin Cove

Years lived within Katy ISD: 15

Community Involvement: Katy ISD Involvement: Served as Watch DOG at Stanley Elementary; band loading crew at Seven Lakes High School (4 years, 1 year as captain); band loading crew at Jordan High School (currently 2 years, 1 year as captain).

Education: BS Chemical Engineering – The University of Texas at Austin, 1992; MBA – University of Phoenix, 2010

Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the Katy ISD Board Election will be held at the following six locations. During the early voting period, voters can visit any of the locations.

Leonard Merrell Center - Rooms 143 & 144
Cinco Ranch High School - Performing Arts Center (PAC) Lobby
Morton Ranch High School - Gym Lobby
Paetow High School - Gym Lobby
Seven Lakes High School - Gym Lobby
Taylor High School - Performing Arts Center (PAC) Lobby


Residents can learn more about the candidates through the Katy ISD 2024 Board Election Voters Guide. Voters can find more information about the election on the Katy ISD General Election website

Source: Katy ISD

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