Orange County School Board members Donna Coffey and Brenda Stephens held onto their seats in Tuesday’s election; they’ll be joined on the Board by two newcomers, Tom Carr and Rosa Williams.
Carr emerged as the top vote-getter in the six-person race for four open seats, winning 5,667 votes to finish about 350 votes ahead of second-place Stephens. Coffey finished another 350 votes behind Stephens in third. Rosa Williams finished well behind Coffey, but held off Greg Andrews by 682 votes to win the fourth and final seat.
The sixth candidate, Michael Hood, won about 2,000 votes, more than a thousand behind Andrews.
Carr and Williams will take the seats left vacant by incumbents Anne Medenblik and Debbie Piscitelli, both of whom chose not to run for reelection this spring.