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Randle, Mosty win school board seats

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The Irving Independent School Board of Trustees may change its direction after the May 11 election selected new faces to the board.

In district 7, an at-large position, Randy Randle earned 66 percent of 4,268 votes in the election. His opponent Mike Gregory took 34 percent of the votes.

In district 5, Lee A. Mosty beat out incumbent Gwen Craig with 57 percent of 1,275 votes. Craig earned 33 percent, and contender Manuel A. Benavidez won 10 percent.

Norma C. Gonzales won the district 6 seat by default with no competitors. Gonzales is a member of the PTA, the district improvement committee, the parent advisory committee and a Head Start of Greater Dallas Policy Council member.

Randle has lived in Irving for more than 50 years. He is a graduate of Nimitz High School and his two sons attended Irving schools. He has served as PTA fundraising chairman, Band Booster president and on campus and district improvement committees. He was also a City Council member.

“I was overwhelmed with the support and the volunteers I had working on my behalf,” Randle said. “I ran my campaign on a message of positive change for our schools and I am looking forward to pointing our focus back to student achievement.”

Replacing incumbent Craig, Mosty has lived in Irving for about 40 years and taught at Irving schools. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and a master’s degree in mid-management administration. He has also been involved with the PTA and the Irving Schools Foundations.

Mosty was not available for comment.