The Tuloso-Midway Independent School District's Board of Trustees will welcome a new face after incumbent Sylvia Longoria-Hill failed to win re-election Tuesday.
Challenger Rosemary De Leon, a stay-at-home mom and volunteer making her first run at political office, defeated Longoria-Hill in Tuesday's General Election. De Leon out-gained Longoria-Hill in both early voting and Election Day figures, ending with a total of 795 votes to Longoria-Hill's 677 votes.
Longoria-Hill had held the Place 2 Trustee seat since 2003.
De Leon received 54 percent of the vote on Tuesday to 46 percent for Longoria-Hill.
"I'm very appreciative of all the people that supported me," De Leon said. "It was their voice that spoke. That tells me they're ready to get some positive change in our school district and I can't wait to get started."
In the second race, longtime Place 7 Trustee Billy Lerma was victorious over former TMISD educator Ofelia Reyes, garnering 62 percent of the vote to Reyes's 38 percent. In all, Lerma received 943 votes to 578 for Reyes.
Lerma has held the Place 7 seat since 2002, but has served on the board for a combined 15 years.
After her defeat, Reyes offered her congratulations to Lerma, adding that she was unsure if she would try to seek a seat on the board again in the future.
"My congratulations to Billy Lerma," she said. "And I want to thank all the people in the T-M community that supported me. I'll still be around and looking after the kids and this community. It was a great run."