I am Paul Zoch, and I am announcing my candidacy for BCISD Board of Trustee, Place 1.  I was born, raised, and graduated High School in Bridge City.  After receiving a BBA in Accounting from Lamar University, I moved to Houston, worked for various oil and gas companies, received my Masters in Finance from the University of Houston, and returned to Bridge City 20 years ago to be close to my family and to begin serving as minister of St. Mark Lutheran Church (now Good Shepherd).  In February of 2016, I was ordained in the Lutheran Church.  I believe this diverse background will help me to serve you as your BCISD Board of Trustee with compassion and a business sense that will put us on a firm financial and educational foundation for the future.

In addition, part of my fondest memories and solid base as a person is a result of the small town of Bridge City, its excellent education school system, and the life transforming teachers who were and are part of this great school system. Therefore, I would love to serve you as your BCISD Board of Trustee to make sure that this strong public education continues well into the future.

If elected to serve as your BCISD Board of Trustee, I will work hard with an open mind to continue to improve and strengthen our schools maintaining high academic standards, a great diversity of extra-curricular activities, and the best teachers and staff so that all of our children will have the best tools and groundwork to succeed in life.  Thank you for your support.