Uncle of Robb Elementary School shooting victim wins UCISD school board seat

UVALDE, Texas – An uncle of a Robb Elementary School shooting victim has been elected to serve as a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board trustee.

Jesus “Jesse” Rizo was among three candidates from a field of seven to be elected to at-large seats on Saturday.

Rizo is an uncle to Jackie Cazares, who was among 19 students and two teachers killed in the May 2022 shooting.

He has been critical of what he and others say is a lack of transparency and accountability by the school board of the shooting.

Rizo said he hopes to bring compassion and communication to the board.

“Just you remember that day, you know. I think that the families, the community seeing an uncle sit up on the board, I think that that gives them hope. It begins a healing process that begins at. Finally, something takes place,” he said in an interview with KSAT.

Jaclyn Gonzales and Cal Lambert, an incumbent, were also elected. Board president Luis Fernandez failed in his bid to be re-elected.

Uvalde CISD

Jaclyn Gonzales
Jesus “Jesse” Rizo
Cal Lambert*
Luis Fernandez*
Roland Sanchez
Erika Ayala Munoz
Paul “Wayne” Moss Jr.

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