Who We Are

Texas Bipartisan Alliance is an organization of citizens fostering collaboration for educational excellence, sustainable economic policy, and ethical governance.

The board of directors and founders include individuals from various political perspectives who are invested in the future of our GCISD schools and communities.

We know to be successful this spring, our community needs a formal organization to maximize individual efforts.  


• Getting out the vote

• Educating citizens on the importance of local elections

• Holding local leaders accountable

• Building a community coalition

Board of Directors

Ajit Purandare

The main objective for joining the Texas Bipartisan Alliance is to foster an environment where leaders of character will want to serve the local community at the City Council and School Board level, without the partisan rancor we are witnessing today. My family and I have lived in Colleyville since 2008, and I served on the Colleyville Parks and Recreation Citizen’s Advisory Board for many years and as the son of immigrants believe service to the nation and local community is a continuing endeavor. I deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Fox and subsequently Operation Intrinsic Action. While on active duty I graduated from the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Mortar Leader’s Course and Bradley Leader’s Course.  I earned the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge. I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  I also hold a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rachel E. Wall, JD
Vice President

I was raised in Hart, Texas (Texas Panhandle) and am a graduate of Hart High School. After receiving my BA from West Texas A&M University, I attended University of Houston Law Center for my Juris Doctor degree. I have lived in Grapevine and worked in Colleyville since 2008. My husband and I are parents of a young GCISD student. I got involved in local elections in GCISD in 2020 because I was alarmed about the rhetoric being shared by some in the GCISD communities. I believe strongly in the importance of public education. My objective as a board member of Texas Bipartisan Alliance is to create a community of individuals who share the common purpose of making sure our school district and our communities are a safe and inclusive place for every student and family.  

Andrew Sternke, JD

Andrew Sternke is the Chief Executive Officer of Juris Disputes & Investigations. As a licensed private investigator, he leads a team of experts that focus on investigations, cybersecurity incident response, penetration testing, and digital forensics. Andrew is a media personality for his expertise with appearances on FOX, ABC, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Audacity News, and others. Andrew is a University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) Juris Doctor graduate with advanced legal evidentiary skills. As a highly decorated combat veteran of two Service branches, Mr. Sternke possesses over 15 years in covert surveillance, operations, security, and intelligence tactics sharpened from his multiple combat deployments (OIF & OEF ), training, and experience as a Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer (Scout Sniper/Surveillance, Target Acquisition Plt) and as an Army Officer (Ranger, Airborne, Infantry). Andrew is married and has been a resident of Keller, TX since 2016, with three children in KISD and supporter of public education. Locally, Andrew is a Keller Rotary Member, Chairman of the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce, Disabled American Veterans, Legion Post 379, and scholarship and internship sponsor for the Keller ISD Career and Technical Education program.

Karl Meek

Ruth Ann and I have been married 42 years. And our son is an honor graduate of Grapevine HS in 2011 and a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2015 with a degree in Computer Engineering. For the past 5 years I have been active in Colleyville City Council and GCISD elections. Because I firmly believe in the long standing tradition that local elections in Texas remain non-partisan and free of the corrosive influences of partisan Party politics, I recently resigned from my elected seat as Republican Precinct Chair. My objective now as a member of the Texas Bipartisan Alliance is to help this organization heal the divides in our community by rebuilding a sense of unity and trust on local issues through accurate, fair and constructive dialog in service to our mutual expectations for a better future.

Kay Allen
Board Member

Kay is a resident of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Bio coming soon!

Laney Hawes
Board Member

Laney is a resident of Keller ISD. Bio coming soon!

Ed Hernandez
Board Member

Ed is a resident of Carroll ISD. Bio coming soon!