April 18, 2008
In a decisive election, Board of Education President Felton Williams and Vice President Jon Meyer kept their board seats last week, each beating opponents by margins of about two to one.
Unofficial election-night results showed Meyer, who represents District 4, earning 3,775 votes, or 58.9 percent. His two opponents, Karen Thomas Hilburn and Paul Crost, received 27 percent and 14 percent of the vote, respectively. Despite running against two opponents, Meyer earned the necessary majority to avoid a runoff election in June, defeating Hilburn by a margin of more than two to one, and beating Crost by a margin of more than four to one.
Williams defeated his sole opponent, Rosa Diaz, by a margin of nearly two to one. President Williams earned 1,997 votes, or 64.6 percent, with Diaz receiving 35.5 percent.
Meyer and Williams begin new four-year terms in July.