School board candidate talks about criminal past

By: Daniela Fierro
By: Daniela Fierro
A school board candidate who pled "no contest" to "indecent exposure" is opening up about the criminal past hoping voters will not hold against him.

Coster says he knew the details of his arrest would eventually go public.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (WOAI) -- A school board candidate who pled "no contest" to "indecent exposure" is opening up about the criminal past hoping voters will not hold against him. Monday, we told you about Bob Coster's arrest in 2000 for "indecent exposure" in a grocery store parking lot.

That prevents the 58-year-old from teaching or even volunteering at any North East ISD school but not from running for the school board. Coster says he knew the details of his arrest would eventually go public. But for him, the embarrassment is worth it if he can make a difference in his community.

"We all have things that we have done that we are embarrassed about," Coster said. "Better to have been caught doing them and make changes than to be clever and never get caught and actually be a risk within the community."

To avoid a conviction, Coster pleaded no contest and received deferred adjudication. He faces longtime incumbent Edd White in Saturday's election.

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