Endorsements

Mina Davis

Hutto ISD School Board


Mina and her partner live in the beautiful subdivision of Siena, right behind Kerley Elementary. She is currently a freelance data scientist.

Mina currently serves on three boards: Eastern Williamson County Boys and Girls Club, ACC- Regional Advisory Committee – North Region and the African Caucus Board.

As a longtime public school advocate, Mina can’t wait to continue to be a strong advocate for our families and staff!

Mary Calixtro

Georgetown City


Mother, grandmother, community volunteer and business manager for family-owned, small business. Mary is currently involved in nonprofits: A Gift of Time and Southeast Georgetown Community Council. She is also active with Courageous Conversations of Georgetown.

Mary wants to encourage and inspire people to get involved, to voice concerns and offer possible solutions. She hopes to offer a space where people can talk about managed growth, transportation, housing and economic development, to keep Georgetown the wonderful community that drew us here and/ or kept us here. She seeks to demonstrate that we can work together with and for our community, even though we are of different races and ethnicity, come from varied backgrounds and hold different beliefs. She believes we are more than our political affiliations, we are people first. Most importantly she pledges to represent District 1 and the residents of Georgetown to the best of her ability by focusing on Georgetown’s mission statement of being a caring community that honors our past and innovates for the future.

Jeff Siegismund

Georgetown


Jeff is an Austin native, and Texas Tech graduate. Jeff is also a husband, and father of an almost 2.5 year old daughter, a future GISD student; He has spent the last 13 years working in financial planning & analysis, and business management. The reason he is running is to install an ethical, strategic, business oriented new voice with new ideas, and help GISD emerge from the pandemic as a state leader.

Esmerelda Traube

Leander


Esmeralda, a Mexican-American and multi-generational Texan, was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is one of four girls and has a large extended family. She has spent more than 25 years in the Austin area, with the last six years here in Leander. Esmeralda has a special needs older sister. One of the pictures on the left shows when Esmeralda spoke at the State Capitol for special needs children and young adults. Esmeralda’s family has been in Texas for hundreds of years and her family owned a ranch in South Texas.

After graduating with honors from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Esmeralda worked hard to put herself through college and graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Major in Computer Information Systems. Esmeralda started her career off as a computer programmer for USAA. While working at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs as well as for Texas Licensing and Regulation, Esmeralda worked and put herself through college.

Esmeralda currently works full time at Dell and has over 13 years with the company. In her time at Dell, as well as previously with General Motors, she has held roles as Business Architect, Product Owner, Product Manager, Enterprise Architect and Program/Project Manager. During her tenure at Dell, she was awarded a patent for a System and Method for Managing Images Using a Parent-Child Relationship, worked on multi-million dollar programs (specifically planning and portfolio roadmaps). While at General Motors, Esmeralda served on Texas-wide Hispanic recruitment teams and participated in women organizations. Esmeralda regularly attends the Texas Women’s Conference. Esmeralda is a member of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

Esmeralda enjoys time at home with her two children and her fiance. Her passions outside of work include volunteering, 3D printing, sewing, and traveling. Esmeralda has spent much of her free time during the pandemic as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, sewing masks, 3D printing face shields for her community, and assisting her children adjust to the challenges of virtual education in the Leander ISD school system. Esmeralda has helped hundreds of people get an appointment for a vaccine.

Nacole Thompson

Leander


As a small business owner and resident of Leander, Nacole Thompson is excited for an opportunity to further serve this community as a member of the city council. She is a wife and mother of three children that all attended LISD’s schools. Nacole also understands the joys and constraints of living, working and raising a family in Leander especially during a pandemic that has affected us all. You can trust her to support initiatives and programs that make life easier, safer and more enjoyable for our community.

Mrs. Thompson is a graduate of Baylor University and upon graduation, continued her graduate education earning a Master of Business Administration. Mrs. Thompson’s professional career includes more than 15 years’ experience in finance and banking as well as small business development.

Nacole’s community service experience includes graduation from the Leander ISD’s Leadership Leander Program as well as the Leadership Austin-Emerge Program. Nacole’s executive board work includes tenure with Kids Helping Kids of Texas, Black Austin Dems and the Williamson County African-American Chamber of Commerce as well as work with the CC Mason Elementary PTO, Wiley Middle School PTA and Athletic Booster, Rouse High School Project Grad and Glenn High School Boys Basketball Booster Club.

Janneke Parrish

Round Rock


Janneke was born in Pennsylvania to a mother who had immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands because of the beauty and the unlimited potential here, and to a father who taught her all about America’s past. She grew up speaking two languages at home. Her parents worked long, hard hours, and watching them, she learned the value of education, of selflessness, and of hard work. Janneke learned that with patience, effort, and a bit of luck, the unlimited potential that is America could be reached.

Janneke attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and received a grant to attend North Carolina State University, where she received a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Religious Studies, and a minor in Middle East Studies. Janneke also received a scholarship to study abroad in South Africa, studying dance at the University of Cape Town while volunteering, teaching children English and environmental stewardship in the township of Mfuleni.

From these experiences seeing the world and making a difference in the lives of those in poverty, Janneke knew her calling lay in service and making a difference in the lives of those around her. She received an MSc in Human Rights and International Politics from the University of Glasgow while working with a minority women’s organization, advocating and building legislation for increased funding and support for women-owned businesses.

Janneke has worked with people from all walks of life, from children in need to the government officials able to provide the help they deserve. She has seen the impact an inspiring figure has on a person’s drive, and has seen the impact effective legislation has on a person’s ability to achieve their dreams. We need both in politics. We need people able to listen and understand and empathize.

Tina Steiner

Round Rock


Tina is a fourth-generation native of Round Rock. Her family was named a “2019 Round Rock Local Legend” and her church, St. Paul AME was also named a “2020 Round Rock Local Legend”.

Tina wants to give back to the place that made her who she is today. Tina values every opportunity she gets to help make our town one of the best places to live. Tina is also a lifelong learner who has earned two Masters in Education degrees, and is working on her Doctorate.