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Anne Sung Elected to HISD School Board

Anne Sung was elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Saturday, according to unofficial results reported by the Harris County Clerk's Office.

Sung defeated opponent John Luman. Luman has announced that he will ask for a recount due to the closeness of the race. Luman says that Sung won by only 27 votes.

The results will be official once they are canvassed. [After this article was published, official results showed that Anne Sung won the election by 37 votes.]

Sung is a product of HISD, attending Askew Elementary, TH Rogers School and graduating from Bellaire High School.

Sung earned a bachelor's degree in physics and master's degrees in physics and public policy from Harvard University.

Sung was a member of Teach for America and previously taught physics at HISD.

She was named Wisdom High School's Teacher of the Year in 2011 and is currently the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Project GRAD Houston.

"As a former student of HISD, I am grateful for the education that I received, and now the opportunity to serve the district," said Sung. "This is a tremendous honor and I want to work to give students the opportunities that I had."

Sung will be sworn in during the first 2017 Board of Education meeting on January 12. Sung will fill the unexpired term of outgoing District VII Trustee Harvin Moore, which runs through 2017.

The HISD Board of Education is comprised of nine trustees who each serve a four-year term.

Click here to see a map of HISD trustee districts.

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