McKinney ISD


Ussery and Rippee Elected to Board, McKinzie and Livezey Unopposed

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Monday, May 8, 2017

McKinney, Texas –  Kenneth Ussery and incumbent Curtis Rippee won their respective bids for seats on the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees on Saturday. Fellow incumbents Maria McKinzie (Place 1) and Kathi Livezey (Place 3), who both ran unopposed, retained their positions on the Board as well.

Headshot of Kenneth Ussery

Ussery, who has a long history of support and involvement with MISD Fine Arts dating back to 1983, ran against Clayton Myhre and won Place 2 with 70.57 percent of the vote. Board President Bobby Amick, who currently holds Place 2, did not seek re-election.

In the race for Place 7 (At-Large), incumbent and current Board Vice-President Curtis Rippee earned 55.48 percent of the vote; his opponent Curtis Rath garnered 44.52 percent of the vote.

Headshot of Curtis Rippee

After the release of the election results, Rippee thanked his supporters via social media, “I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue my service on the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees. As I have said during the campaign, it is truly a labor of love…While I am saddened to see Bobby Amick leave the board, as he has been a great champion for the District over the last six years, I am very excited to welcome Kenneth Ussery to the team. Kenneth has a long history of working for our students and teachers and he will do a wonderful job in this new role.” Rippee has served on the Board since 2010.

The official swearing in is scheduled to take place at the Board Meeting on May 23.

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