Chrissy Davison is the newest Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD) trustee after winning the April 22 byelection.
“I’m really excited to learn,” she said. “Just excited to learn about how things are run, and who makes decisions and that sort of thing.”
Davison netted 128 votes, which beat out the 84 votes for retired accountant Walter Hardy and the 48 votes for homemaker and former LPSD Trustee Cheryl Ross. She fills the seat vacated on Jan. 28 by current Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young.
LPSD board chair David Thompson says the division is looking forward to working with Davison, who will bring a young, enthusiastic voice to the room.
“When new people with new ideas are elected, our decision-making capacity increases significantly,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what Chrissy will bring to the table, in terms of her experience as a parent, in business and in education.”
Davison previously taught the cosmetology program at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School and has also managed a salon. She currently has two children, ages three and one, and described herself on her nomination form as a stay-at-home mom.
The division’s director of education Todd Robinson has also welcomed Davison into office and says her skills and experience will be an asset to the board.
“Chrissy has demonstrated passion for the public education of our children and we couldn’t be happier with the decision Lloydminster residents made,” he said. “The division looks forward to working with Chrissy in continuing to ensure personal excellence for all of our students.”
Prior to the byelection, Davison had touted her familiarity and experience working in student-oriented settings.
“I’ve always kind of had a passion for children and their environment and how important it is to create good kids for our society,” she said at the beginning of April.
Davison says she treated election day like an ordinary day and didn’t feel nervous or stressed while awaiting the results.
“I felt positive, but I don’t think I was necessarily 100 per cent confident. The other candidates were good candidates as well. I think all three of us could offer different things in different ways.”
Davison, a former LPSD graduate, joins chair David Thompson, vice-chair Karoline Kennedy and trustees Cathy Cornet, Eric Bloch-Hansen, Joy Wareham and Yana Knight around the board table.
Davison will attend her first board meeting on May 13. Her term will run until the next general election in October 2016.