Galen Scott

gscott@weatherforddemocrat.com

Paul Paschall took his challenger to school.

Voters lavished Paschall, a local insurance agent, with just under 75 percent of the vote for Place 1 on the WISD Board of Trustees, entrusting him with a second three-year term.

Upon learning of his victory, Paschall said he was relieved.

“I felt like I served the people to the best of my ability and I was glad to know that when they left the polls, they felt the same way,” he said.

As is the case among most of Parker County’s governing and administrative boards, effectively-managed growth was among top priorities for Paschall, and his challenger, Paul Terpening.

Terpening, a local realtor and retired school superintendent, could not immediately be reached for comment following Saturday’s election results.

Terpening has said he decided to run for a seat on the board in hopes his experience could prove valuable to the school district.

Upon announcing his candidacy, Terpening mentioned choosing to run against Paschall because, Place 2, the other open term that expired in May, is currently occupied by Yale Young, who is president of the board.

Young did not draw an opponent in Saturday’s election.

In addition to serving as the school board’s current secretary, Paschall is a WISD Education Foundation Board Member, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Weatherford Noon Lions Club Board Member and serves as vice president of Texas Scholars.

Paschall said the main priority of his forthcoming term will be to ”keep the train moving in the direction that it’s moving.

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