TCCD Board of Trustees Draw No Opponents

FORT WORTH, Texas (Mar. 8, 2013)

The deadline to file to run for a place on the Tarrant County College District Board of Trustees passed with only the three incumbents  seeking reelection, eliminating the need to hold an election May 11.

Conrad Heede is filling an unexpired term for District 2 that ends in 2015. Terms for board members Gwen Morrison and Louise Appleman will end in 2019.

Heede represents Richland Hills, portions of the cities of Hurst and Euless, Bedford, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake and Westlake.  Elected in 2011, Heede said, he is grateful to have an opportunity to serve again without facing an opponent.

“I am thankful that I am now able to direct all my time and energies to be of continued service to TCCD and to the community,” said Heede, a businessman who lives in Bedford. “It now enables me to help the Board tackle new problems and opportunities as we all try to make TCCD even better than it is now.”

A board member since 1976, Morrison represents District 6 which includes East and Southeast Fort Worth, Forest Hill, Everman and part of Southwest Fort Worth. She is an education consultant and lives in Fort Worth. “I am grateful to the people of Tarrant County for giving me an opportunity to continue to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of Tarrant County College without an opponent.

“Essentially, this uncontested election is truly a tribute to the work of our Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and the very excellent work and stellar accomplishments she has achieved over the past three years,” Morrison said.

Board assistant secretary Appleman represents District 7 covering the Texas Christian University area, Southwest Fort Worth, West Forth Worth (generally south of Interstate 30) and Benbrook.

“Our newest offerings include classes for students still in high school who want to complete college credit hours before transferring to a university.  Our five campuses are all quality facilities and our faculty and staff are outstanding in their willingness and abilities to serve our students,” said Appleman, who was elected to the board in 1988. She has a relocation business and lives in Fort Worth.

“I look forward to continuing our efforts towards helping our students achieve success,” she said.

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