2019 HISD Runoff Elections

HISD Board of Education seats for Districts II and IV are moving to runoff elections on December 14, 2019. Regardless of the results of the Texas Education Agencies investigation and state accountability ratings, these elections WILL happen. Below you can find the candidates Houston GPS endorses, along with resources to help you navigate HISD school board elections.

HISD School Board Election Resources

Find Your HISD School Board District

You can check which HISD district you live in and see if your trustee seat is up for election this year online here (your district number is the Houston ISD Position listed under info). Districts II and IV (positions 2, and 4) have runoff elections.

Polling Locations and Early Voting Dates

Harris County now has Countywide Polling Centers that allow you to vote at any polling location on runoff election day. To find more information about polling locations, visit here. Early voting for runoff elections will be available from December 2, 2019 to December 10, 2019. To find information about early voting hours and locations, visit here.

Voter ID Requirements and Voting by Mail

You will need a valid form of ID to vote. To see accepted forms of ID and what to do if you cannot reasonably obtain an ID, visit here. Some voters are eligible to vote by mail. To see if you are eligible and to learn the procedure for voting by mail, visit here.

Houston GPS Endorsed Candidates

Houston GPS has endorsed the following candidates because we believe that they best represent our five core values: impact, equity, stewardship, collaboration, and leadership. To learn more about our core values visit here. To learn more about each endorsed candidate, click their photo below.

Kathy Blueford-Daniels (District II)


Matt Barnes (District IV)


Kathy Blueford-Daniels

Kathy Blueford-Daniels is a lifelong Houstonian. She is a proud graduate of Wheatley High School, mother of two former HISD students, and grandmother of three. After her 28-year career as a postal manager, she began working as a Community Liaison for State Senator Borris Miles. Kathy is the Precinct Chair for Senate District 13, a member of the board of directors for CAN DO Houston, and former President of the Greater Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood. Kathy is a committed public servant and community advocate who believes Houston kids need to be able to compete globally.

Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes has more than 20 years of experience working in education from pre-k to university. He serves on the Executive Committee for BakerRipley and the Advisory Board for Energy Institute High School. Matt has three children, two of whom attend HISD high schools. He is the CEO of Educational Makeover, an organization dedicated to providing free educational coaching to low-income families, helping them navigate their kids through the educational system to the best possible academic outcomes. 

District Information

Of the nine HISD school board districts, Districts II, III, IV, and VIII are up for election this November. To learn more about each district, click the district number below.