By George Slaughter
The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Monday night, as Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon were sworn in to office.
Keller, an attorney, succeeded George Scott for the position 1 seat. Scott did not seek reelection.
Redmon, who is in construction material sales, succeeded Rebecca Fox for the position 2 seat. He ran unopposed for the position, as Fox switched her candidacy for the position 1 seat before losing to Keller in that particular race.
Fox was the longest-serving member of the board. In an emotional statement given before Keller and Redmon were sworn in, Fox she was grateful for the opportunity be a trustee and said God has big plans for the school district.
“I have loved being your trustee,” Fox said.
Her colleagues wished her well. Trustee Susan Gesoff thanked Fox for her counsel and years of service. Trustee Bill Lacy said he respected Fox’s professional demeanor.
The audience gave Fox a round of applause in salute to her service.
Also at Monday’s meeting, trustees reelected Courtney Doyle as school board president. Bill Lacy and Ashley Vann were also reelected vice president and secretary, respectively.
Doyle, Lacy, and Vann all assumed their leadership roles last year, following the election of Gesoff and Dawn Champagne to the board.
Doyle, Lacy, and Vann will all serve one-year terms in their respective roles.