The Lumberton ISD School Board election was held on Saturday, May 6 and voting ended at 7 p.m. that evening. After tallying the votes, it was announced that Kenny Burkhalter will remain in Position 2 and Dr. Chad Hammett will take the seat for Position 1.
Burkhalter stated "I am honored and blessed that the community of Lumberton ISD has re-elected me to serve in the interest of your children and grandchildren on the Board of Trustees. We have made great accomplishments in the last few years to our district with many more to come. Your thoughts and ideas on ways to improve the education process for our children are forever in my heart.
I congratulate Dr. Chad Hammett on his success to serve as a member of our Board of Trustees. He is a wonderful man with a blessed family and will be a great asset to our district and children. I would like to thank Kevin Cline, Todd Paine, and Greg White for taking an interest in our school district. I believe that we can all work together to find solutions to the issues that confront our district.I would also like to send thanks to Dale Hernandez for his dedicated service to our children, staff and community. He is greatly admired by this community. Now, let’s move Lumberton ISD forward on a continued track of success that it has become and always will be for the children of this community."
Hammett expressed his gratitude saying, “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the voters and supporters of Lumberton to be elected your new school board member for LISD. I am honored and humbled that you have placed your trust in me. The support I felt on Election Day was incredible and I owe it to you. With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address challenges, and to secure lasting and meaningful improvement to our school district. Not only am I thankful for your support, but also for all the candidates who offer to serve their communities and seek solutions for our Lumberton Independent School District. I also want to thank Dale Hernandez for his service to this school district and to our community. It is not easy to put oneself out there in such a public forum, so I give credit to those with the initiative to do so. Again thank you for allowing me to represent this community and be your voice for Lumberton ISD."