Devine ISD holds school board elections every year on the May uniform election date which is the first Saturday in May which will be May 2, 2020. The city and school host their elections together.
Both board positions up for election this time are being contested:
Henry Moreno, Jr.
Robert (Bobby) Grubb
Meet the candidates…..
Seay and Pepper vie for District 4 spot
New candidate for District 4, Hank Seay, 50, lives in Devine with his wife Tanya Seay, and they have four children, 2 in the Devine school system. They are Boomer, Aaron, Colt, and Jake. He is a Marine veteran, and owns and operates a small BBQ business in the area. He enjoys coaching youth football and baseball in Devine. Seay has also served as a city councilman and Mayor of Castroville. The family moved here 5 years ago, where many of his family members live. Seay graduated from Battery Creek High School in Beaufort,SC and attended the University of south Carolina as an undergraduate.
District 4 incumbent Nancy Pepper is also running for re-election. Pepper has served on the Devine ISD board since 2008 and considers it one of her greatest privileges. Pepper graduated from John Marshall High School in 1963 and has been a resident of this area since 1966. She has over 40 years experience in business and accounting, and retired from the City of Devine where she served as the City Treasurer/Accountant. Nancy has three children: Tina Finto graduated from Devine in 1986 and lives on the Finto Family Farms. Tim Pepper graduated from Devine in 1989, lives with his family in Lockhart, and works for Austin Community College District in Austin. Terrie Barron graduated from Devine in 1994, lives in Devine with her husband, John, and is a diagnostician with Devine ISD. Nancy has eight grandchildren, two attending Devine schools, and two who have graduated from Devine.
Grubb and Moreno run for District 3 position
New candidate for District 3, Robert (Bobby) D. Grubb, Jr., and his wife Lynssi Grubb live in Devine with their two children currently attending Devine ISD, Macie and Miranda, and also have two children that are Devine graduates, Chase Stacy-Lopez and Elizabeth Puente. Grubb is the and family moved to the district in 2002. Grubb is the Vice President of Operations at Grubb Engineering, where he has worked since 1992. Grubb helped establish the Bigfoot VFD nearly twelve years ago, where he is currently an an active volunteer firefighter (Captain) and serves as the President of the Board. His wife Lynssi Grubb is a paraprofessional at the Devine ISD. Grubb graduated from Judson ISD.
The District incumbent, Henry Moreno Jr. is also running for re-election. Moreno has been a resident of Devine ISD for 60 years and is a 1978 graduate of DHS. He attended San Antonio College and Southwest Texas University and works for the Department of Health and Human Services. Henry is a lector and serves on the parish council. He also serves on the Bigfoot Cemetery Board and Bigfoot Community Council. He and his wife Gloria have 2 children: Sara Moreno is a graduate of Devine High School and attends University of Texas at Austin; Adam Moreno is in the 8th grade at Devine Middle School. He has served on Devine ISD board since 2008.