Current School Board of Trustees (Nov. 2020 - Nov. 2021)

  • Jorge L. Zambrano, President 

    Jesus “Jesse” Vela, Jr., Vice-President 

    Jorge “George” Palacios, Secretary 

    Cynthia A. Gutierrez, Assistant Secretary 

    Ricardo “Rick” Pedraza, Member 

    Carlos G. Villegas, Jr., Member 

    Jesus A. “Jesse” Zambrano, Member 

Election Term Information

  • Upcoming Election: November 8, 2022 

    Trustee positions to be filled: 1, 2 and 3 

    Place 

    Term Expires 

    Current Trustee 

    2022

    Carlos Villegas, Jr. 

    2

    2022

    Ricardo "Rick" Pedraza 

    3

    2022

    Jorge "George" Palacios

    2024

    Jorge L. Zambrano 

    5

    2024

    Jesus A. "Jesse" Zambrano

    6

    2024

    Jesus "Jesse" Vela, Jr.

    7

    2024

    Cynthia A. Gutierrez

Election Contact

  • Rebecca Gonzales, Chief Financial Officer 
    rebecca.gonzales@psjaisd.us 

    601 E. Kelly 
    P. O. Box 769
    Pharr, TX 78577
    Phone: 956-354-2018
    Fax: 956-354-3002 

School Trustee Election Timeline

  • PSJA ISD School Trustee Election 

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022 

    First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail 

    Saturday, January 1, 2022 

    First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot 

    Saturday, July 23, 2022 

    Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot 

    Monday, August 22 2022 5:00 PM 

    Last Day to Register to Vote 

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022* *First business day after Columbus Day 

    Due date for opposed Candidates to file FIRST Candidate/Officeholder Report of Contributions, Expenditures and Loans (30 days before) 

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance 

    Monday, October 24, 2022 

    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not post-marked) 

    Friday, October 28, 2022 

    Due date for opposed Candidates to file SECOND Candidate/Officeholder Report of Contributions, Expenditures and Loans ( 8 days before) 

    Monday, October 31, 2022 

    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance 

    Friday, November 4, 2022 

    ELECTION DAY 

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022 

Additional Information

  • Form, Content, and Procedure: An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the dis-trict’s filing authority (often the superintendent’s secretary or another designated district employee); and contain specified information about the candidate: 

    • The candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation; 

    • The candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence; 

    • The candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single mem-ber district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application; 

    • If available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives corre-spondence relating to the candidate’s campaign; 

    • The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term; 

    • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws. 

     

    Eligibility: An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual: 

    • Is a United States citizen; 

    • Is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable; 

    • Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; 

    • Has not been finally convicted of a felony; 

    • Has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date: 

     

    *For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s name is written in; or 

    *For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made; 

     

    • Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and 

    • Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office. 

     

    Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001; Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.