In June 2020, Eric Dick was overwhelmingly re-elected to serve as Harris County Department of Education's Board President. Dick had been previously elected as board chairman in November 2019.
Eric Dick is a member of the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees, representing Precinct 4 in Texas. Dick assumed office in 2017. Dick's current term ends in 2022. Dick is a member of the Harris County Department of Education in
Texas, representing Precinct 4. Dick won a first term in the general election on
November 8, 2016.
Eric Dick serves as the President of the HCDE Board of Trustees and as trustee for Position 2, Precinct 4.
Dick is a homeowner's insurance lawyer and owner of Dick Law Firm, PLLC. After obtaining an associate degree from Community College, he gained his bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix. He obtained a Juris Doctor of Law degree from Western Michigan University and a Master's in Laws and Letters degree from the University of Alabama. Dick began his term January 2017 with the term expiring December 2022. Dick currently attends Rice University for an MBA.
Harris County held elections for county commission, justices of the peace, constables, district attorney, county attorney, sheriff, county tax assessor-collector, and the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees in 2016. The general election was held on November 8, 2016. A primary election was held on March 1, 2016, and a primary runoff took place on May 24, 2016. The filing deadline for those wishing to run in this election was December 14, 2015. Eric Dick (R) defeated Marilyn Burgess (D) in the Harris County Department of Education Precinct 4 general election.
WHAT DOES THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES DO?
The Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of community leaders which oversees the operation of the HCDE. Members are elected to staggered six-year terms from each of the four County Commissioner precincts, with the remaining three members being elected at large.
As a governmental body, the Board of Trustees may only take action by a majority vote conducted at a legally called public meeting. Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. at 6300 Irvington Boulevard in Houston, with additional special meetings called when needed. All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public.
To be elected as a member of the Board of Trustees, candidates must meet several criteria, including:
- Be a qualified Harris County voter
- Have been a resident of Harris County for six months
- Be of good moral character
- Be of good education and sympathy with public free schools
- Not be connected with any public school district
Eric is no stranger to occupying positions of leadership, having earned a reputation as one of the most highly respected legal professionals in the greater Houston area. With two consecutive Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ inclusions for his unparalleled skill and accomplishments within the legal field, Eric hopes to use his knowledge and experience in this new position to benefit the Harris County public school system.
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