Simar seeks WOCCISD Board position

Published 5:15 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019

My name is Gina Simar, and I have filed to run for the WOCCISD Board of Trustees. I am a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas.  Additionally, I am a 1981 graduate of West Orange-Stark, and I feel strongly about giving back to the school district that has given so much to me.

I am running for this position because I believe that education is tied to the vitality of our community. West Orange-Cove CISD is a major part of our community. Investing in the youth will mean a vibrant future for Orange.

I have worked at Lamar State College-Orange for the past 27 years. My professional career and volunteer services have prepared me to be an active member of the Board of Trustees. Giving back to the community has always been very important to me which is why I have been active on several boards. These boards include:

Past Service

  • Orange Camp Fire Board of Directors
  • Orange County Red Cross- Board Member
  • American Heart Association- Board Member
  • Greater Orange Area Healthcare Taskforce- Board Member
  • Stark Diabetic Foundation/UTMB “Diabetes Walk” Planning- Committee Member
  • The Orange County Child Welfare Board- Board Member
  • March of Dimes- Volunteer
  • 2015 WOS Homecoming Parade Grand Marshall


Current Service

  • United Way Executive Board Member
  • Greater Orange Area Chamber Ambassador
  • Lions Club Carnival Volunteer
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Relay for Life Fundraising
  • Krewe C’est Bon


For numerous years, I have been an advocate/volunteer for the people of Orange County and the surrounding area. My motivation for seeking placement on the school board trustees is simple, we as a community need to invest in area schools to ensure that every student is fully prepared for the next stage of their life. As a community, we have to do our best every single day so that the children can be their best!


I would appreciate your support.


Go! Fight! Win!


Gina Simar