Four seats are up for grabs on both the El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees and the Socorro Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Trustees play an important role in school districts. They set goals for student outcomes, determine funding priorities, approve the annual operating budget, set property taxes and oversee the superintendent, who they hire and fire.

We created this voters guide to help you decide which candidate you want to see represent you.

Click here to learn more about the candidates and their stands on important issues.

Molly Smith has been a reporter for the El Paso Times and The (McAllen) Monitor. She’s covered education, criminal justice and local government. A Seattle native, she’s lived in Texas since 2014.