By EMILY R. WEST
District Nine’s Rick Wimberly will keep his seat on the Williamson County School Board for another four years.
Standing out at Walnut Grove Elementary School, Wimberly waved at voters as they walked into the precinct on Thursday afternoon. And as the election results rolled in, Wimberly said he was thankful he won his re-election bid. Wimberly won with 1,312 with Denise Boothby coming in at 781 votes.
“I am very appreciative of the support and anxious to focus on students and excellence,” Wimberly said. “Working as a community to face issues and seize opportunities with enthusiasm.”
Wimberly has been surrounded by educators in his family, from his dad’s superintendent seat to his wife teaching in the Williamson school system. Four of his children went through the local schools, with two of them now in education occupations.
The Grassland dad moved to Williamson County after a job transfer. After working in TV and radio for two decades, he transitioned to the president of Galain Solutions, Inc. which provides consulting services for emergency alerts.
He’s also on the Board of Trustees of the Education Foundation for Williamson County and was the founding chair. He also volunteers with the Boy Scout Troop 444 and served on the Parish Council for St. Philip Church.
In his spare time, he also helps with Destination Imagination, which promotes creative problem solving through an array of competitions.