The current board president for the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show is seeking to unseat a longtime incumbent currently serving on the Calallen Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Jason Floyd is a 1993 graduate of Calallen High School. He and his wife, Shayla, live in the Calallen area with their two children, the oldest of whom is a first-grade student at Wood River Elementary School. He is also a graduate of Texas A&M University-College Station, and has a bachelor's degree in agricultural life sciences.
Floyd currently works as a senior field underwriter for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. He will be facing current Place 6 Trustee Tammy McDonald in the Nov. 2 General Election.
Having been a lifelong resident of the Calallen area, Floyd said he felt now was the time to take a more active role in the education of his and the community's children.
"I want to make sure everybody is getting a fair and quality education," he said. "Yes, we have a high level of education - I just want to make sure it's continued."
Floyd said he is a member of the PTA and has served as a parent volunteer at Wood River Elementary, in addition to his work with the NCJLS.
"I'm very involved in everything that I do," he said.
Being a graduate of Calallen High School, Floyd said he has been pleased to see the district keep its spot as one of the best in the state, but added there is room for improvement.
"I haven't seen a huge change," he said. "Calallen still maintains its excellence in sports and academics, and that's great."
One area that Floyd said concerns him is that most of the present board members do not have children currently enrolled in the district. That, he added, is what he believes will provide him with a better understanding of the issues that the district could face in the future.
"I have a child enrolled in school (at CISD), and my opponent does not," he said. "I feel it gives me a better perspective on what's going on in the schools on an every day basis, and I feel like I can relate to parents versus someone who does not have a kid enrolled in school."