Tracy Scott Miller of Highland Village has thrown his hat into the ring to run for the open Place 3 seat on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees this November.
Miller, 49, is a former Double Oak resident who served five terms on their town council.
“The open position gives me an opportunity to leverage my collective public service, business experience and relationships to work more closely with the district. I’ve also seen first hand how the education system globally is creating a viable global workforce that is putting increased pressure on our primary and secondary education system,” said Miller in a press release.
“As the State Legislature continues to consider their direct and/or indirect involvement of our schools financially, and while budgets continue to be a concern given the economy and the current legal challenges in front of the legislature, I believe there are significant social issues in our area that impose a threat to the overall system immediately.”
Miller said that social media and availability of drugs in the district’s schools are putting continued pressure on educators and law enforcement.
“Both of these issues I’ve personally witnessed firsthand within our district and the area and they are not isolated issues unfortunately. I look forward to engaging more extensively in these discussions and partnering on the solutions.”
Miller’s wife Melissa has held a number of PTA positions, most recently PTSA President at Marcus High School, and within the district, council and state levels over the last 14 years.
The Millers are Covenant Members at The Village Church in Flower Mound. Both of their children grew up in the LISD system.
Two other candidates recently announced their intentions to run for the seat vacated by Dr. Mark Welding: Paige Shoven of Lewisville and Flower Mound resident Angie Cox.
Shoven, 36, ran for the Place 3 seat in May and lost to Welding by just 173 votes.
Cox, 43, serves on the both LISD Education Foundation board and Bond Oversight Committee.
Candidates interested in serving on the LISD Board of Trustees may submit their applications by Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
Applications are available at the LISD Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Road, Flower Mound.