Lewisville resident and Hebron High School/Killian Middle School parent Kronda Thimesch was elected to the Place 1 Trustee position on the Lewisville Independent School District Board in Saturday’s general election.
Thimesch watched returns at her home surrounded by family members, friends and volunteers.
“I was so blessed to have strong support throughout this campaign, and I cannot fully express my gratitude for everyone who has given their time, talent and treasure to make this win happen,” Thimesch said. “We ran a hard campaign that focused on my vision for LISD, and I am thrilled that the voters believed in that vision.”
After early voting results came in, Thimesch had 46.62% out of 5,174 votes cast, over incumbent Kathy Duke with 41.09% and challenger Mary Smith with 12.29%. Thimesch led all night as Election Day results were reported, with the final vote count at 7,696 and Thimesch maintaining 46.49% win.
Lewisville ISD requires only a plurality win for board races, so as the top vote-getter, Thimesch has won the seat without any run-off election necessary.
A 25-year resident of Lewisville ISD, Thimesch and her husband Jeff have raised four children in LISD schools: Justin and Kaytin graduated from Hebron High and now attend Oklahoma State University; Jacob is in 11th grade at Hebron High, and Karissa is in 7th grade at Killian Middle School. In May 1989, the Thimesches co-founded Green Meadows Landscaping, based in Lewisville, which today serves business and residential clients all over the Metroplex.
Thimesch credits hard-working volunteers and support from community leadership for the campaign’s success.
“The LISD parents who rallied to support me and get out the vote were incredible. We saw significantly increased turnout in Carrollton, Plano and Lewisville in precincts that historically did not participate much in LISD races,” Thimesch said. “This is a win for our community. Engaging more people in the democratic process strengthens our schools and cities.”
Thimesch is an active member of Lewisville and Flower Mound Chambers of Commerce, Highland Village Business Association, and serves on the Hebron High School Building Leadership Team, providing business insight and community advisory to campus leadership. She just served a third year as an appointed member of the Bond Oversight Committee for Lewisville ISD, helping supervise the district’s disbursement of the 2008 bond funds. Thimesch has been a leader within the Hebron Hawks Football Booster Club for several years, serving as Special Events Chair, then President. In 2013, she was the driving force behind the inaugural Hebron Spring Game and Family Festival.
“With a new superintendent coming on board, the work of our school board is cut out for us, and I’m looking forward to getting started. LISD is destined for excellence and I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of that journey,” Thimesch said.