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BISD board election cancelled

By Carolyn B. Edwards CC Staff Writer

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees voted last Monday night to cancel their November trustee election. The cancellation was made possible because no one filed to run against the incumbents. Dr. Barbara Skipper, Place 3, and Bo Mansfield, Place 5, were certified unopposed and therefore elected to their seats on the board.
Skipper has served 12 years on the BISD board, including the leadership positions of secretary, vice president and board president.
She wrote a book about her great-grandfather, Amasa Gleason Clark, a pioneer settler of Bandera County, titled Amasa Clark's Journey: The Road from New York to Texas.
She currently serves as superintendent of Leakey ISD.
Mansfield has served on the board for three years, having been elected in November of 2012. Mansfield is a native son, graduating with honors from Bandera High School and continuing his education at the US Naval Academy.
He spent 11 years in the Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot and instructor before returning to Bandera with his wife and two children. He owns and operates Mansfield Surveying.