Real estate professional Cody Weaver has declared his candidacy for Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees, Place 7.

“Plano, Texas is without question the best place to live in the world,” Weaver said in a campaign announcement, adding “the quality of the schools was a big reason” he and his wife decided to move to Plano.

“I feel I have some unique skills that will benefit our Plano ISD family, and I plan to work tirelessly to help make what is an already great school district even better,” he said.

Weaver said he will address major issues facing Plano ISD, first and foremost the budget, and will push for zero-based budgeting, allowing taxpayers to get the best return on their investment. He said he will also prioritize school safety, transparency, accountability, and opportunity.

Dr. Yoram Solomon, a retiring Plano ISD trustee who has advocated for fiscal reforms to save district taxpayers money and against the state’s “Robin Hood” recapture scheme, is Weaver’s policy mentor and campaign treasurer.

One other candidate, Dylan Rafaty, has filed to run for Place 7. Thirteen-year incumbent Missy Bender is not running for re-election.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Weaver majored in Agricultural Education and Development, with a minor in Business Administration. He began his career in real estate in 2014, and attained a broker’s license in 2018. Weaver serves on the Texas Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and Education Sub-Committee.

“I will ask tough questions and be open to all good and innovative ideas to help further our children’s education,” Weaver added. “I am up for the challenge and excited about where PISD can go.”

Early voting begins April 22 for the May 4 municipal election.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.

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