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4/11/2017 Press Release
Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Lamar C.I.S.D Candidate Forum

(left to right): Anna Gonzales, James Bebee, Mandi Bronsell, Jim Russ, Kim Danziger, Kathryn Kaminski, and Karen Mendoza

Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Lamar C.I.S.D Candidate Forum

Candidates vying for the various Lamar C.I.S.D. positions answered questions and spoke with voters at the Candidate Forum hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee. The forum was held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the George Memorial Library and attracted a full house of interested voters. The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Chairman, Jim Russ, acted as the moderator for the evening’s event with the candidates.

Candidates Karen Mendoza, Kathryn Kaminski, Kay Danziger, Mandi Bronsell, James Beebe, and Anna Gonzales were asked questions regarding preparations for the expected growth of Fort Bend County, and school safety for Lamar C.I.S.D.  The candidates shared what they believed was best for the district and its students giving their reasoning as to why they should be selected.

“We need to go back and reevaluate the role standardize testing on our campuses” says Mendoza.  “We must continue to be on the cutting edge of technology and provide that for our students.” says Danziger.  “I implemented the request to hire an independent auditor for Lamar C.I.S.D.” says Kaminski.  “We need to keep school safety one of our top priorities” says Bronsell.  “The district is growing rapidly, and we need to manage the growth while keeping the quality of education.” says Beebe.  “Forty-two percent of our students are economically disadvantaged so we have to create and develop programs that are unique to that demographic.” says Gonzales.

Early voting begins April 24, 2017 and the general election for Lamar C.I.S.D. is May 6, 2017.

The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

For more information on the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit


Mac Flores, Director of Business Advocacy & Development - 281-342-5464,





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