Early voting is underway for the 2018 general election and two incumbents on the North Zulch ISD school board are being challenged for their seats.
Position 3 incumbent Karl Radde is looking to retain his seat and will have to hold off challenger Steve Diserens on Nov. 6 to do so. Diserens is a parent and graduate of North Zulch whose father served on the board for 20 years.
“Always having been around the school gives me an idea of what is going on there and what is needed,” said Diserens. “I think every now and then you need a different point of view and that does not necessarily mean anyone is doing anything wrong. I just want to be a part of keeping this a good school district.”
Diserens was a construction supervisor in Bryan for 23 years and has been retired for the last six. He has spent his time since keeping up with his busy daughter and her countless activities.
“Right now I think the biggest challenges are ensuring a good education but also the safety of the students and staff,” said Diserens. “Those are the two biggest challenges in any school district today more than anything else.”
He sees North Zulch as a family and looks forward to serving the students and staff if they see fit to elect him.
Early voting for the general election will last until Nov. 2 at the Madison County Courthouse as well as North Zulch ISD. The ballot will provide an option to vote straight Republican, Democrat and Libertarian, but this does not apply to the school board races.