Fenenbock resigns from EPISD Board of Trustees, will run for Congress

Dori Fenenbock has announced that she will resign from the El Paso Independent School District in order to run for Congress. (Credit: EPISD)

Dori Fenenbock, the District 7 representative for the El Paso Independent School District, announced her resignation from the board of trustees, Friday night in a Facebook post.

Fenenbock, a former EPISD president, is vacating her seat in order to run for the congressional seat currently held by Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke is running for U.S. Senate against the incumbent Ted Cruz.

“It has been one of my highest honors to lead the El Paso Independent School District School Board through the unprecedented transition from the state appointed Board of Managers to the elected Trustees,” wrote Fenenbock. “We as a board have turned the corner towards success by every measure possible.”

In her post, Fenenbock listed EPISD accomplishments under her leadership, and as a trustee. “In the last four years, EPISD lost 5,300 students, $30 million dollars in funding. We balanced the budget without layoffs and cut $7.5 million from administration which funded a 4% increase for teachers, the highest in years,” she wrote.

Fenenbock went on to write that she has “been called to other service at a critical time in our history.” “I do not want that to be a distraction from the good work happening in our district.”

Fenenbock’s resignation comes the same day County Judge Veronica Escobar filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to also run for O’Rourke’s seat. She is expected to make a formal announcement Saturday afternoon.

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