Pending Senate confirmation, Gail Lowe will serve another term as head of the State Board of Education. Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed the Lampasas Republican to lead the board that oversees the state's public school system.

Lowe first assumed the leadership position in 2009 when controversial former board chairman and fellow social conservative Don McLeroy, R-Bryan, failed to get the two-thirds majority needed for Senate confirmation after Perry reappointed him. In an October 2009 Texas Tribune piece, Lowe compared herself to McLeroy: "I would think we share very similar philosophies and outlooks. Except he's a talker, and I tend to be more the listener."

Her term will expire Feb. 1, 2013.

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