By Amanda Rogers
Saturday’s runoff election led to an incumbent getting three more years on the Mansfield ISD school board, and a newcomer filling the final year of an unfinished term.
Incumbent Desiree “Dez” Thomas got 4,939 votes (55.82 percent) and a second term in Place 2 on the school board, while challenger Yolanda McPherson got 3,908 votes (44.17 percent).
In the Place 4 runoff, Keziah Valdes Farrar got 4,462 votes (50.69 percent) to defeat Corinne Fiagome, who got 4,339 votes (49.3 percent). Farrar will serve the final year of former trustee Raul Gonzalez’s three-year term. Gonzalez left the Mansfield ISD board to serve on the Arlington City Council.
Results from the runoff are unofficial until the votes are canvassed.
The Place 1 seat, which was also up for election on May 1, was won by incumbent Michelle Newsom. The votes were canvassed May 11.
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