Incumbent Gwen Craig will have to defeat Hispanic activist Manuel Benavidez and retired teacher Lee Mosty to keep her place on the Irving ISD School Board. Craig was elected in 2010 two months after the board hired Superintendent Dana Bedden away from a school district in Georgia, a controversial decision.
When Gwen Craig won her seat on the Irving ISD school board, she joined six trustees united in support for Superintendent Dana Bedden. Three years changed everything, including District 5 itself. All but one of Craig's old colleagues will be gone after the May 11 election. Some have resigned. Others