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Some incumbents fall in East Valley school board races

Some new faces will be on East Valley school district governing boards, after voters in at least three districts turned out incumbents, according to unofficial results Tuesday.

Three seats were up for election in all school districts.

In Mesa, where nearly three quarters of the vote was counted, incumbent Steven Peterson and newcomers Elaine Miner and Kiana Sears were leading by a wide margin over incumbent Michael Nichols and newcomer Dan Hink.

Voters in both Gilbert school districts also turned thumbs-down on an incumbent.

In Gilbert Public Schools District, with 77 percent of the vote counted, board President Lily Tram appeared to have lost her bid for reelection in a four-way race. Apparent victors are Reed Carr, Sheila Rogers and Lori Wood.

Higley School District also saw the loss of an incumbent as Russell Little fell to last place among four candidates with 90 percent of the vote in. Winners there appear to be incumbent Kristina Reese and newcomers Allison Ford and Scott Glover.

John King, the only incumbent among four candidates for the Kyrene governing board, appears to have won another term. He'll be joined by top vote-getter Michelle Fahy and Michael Myrick. With 77 percent of the vote counted, Eshe Pickett had fallen to last place.

Kyrene covers Ahwatukee and parts of Tempe and Chandler.

Chandler Unified School District had no contest as incumbents Barbara Mozdzen, David Evans and Karen Bredeson-McGee were the only candidates.

In the Tempe Union High School District, where 72 percent of the vote was counted, incumbents Michelle Helm and Sandy Lowe were leading the pack of six candidates along with newcomer Berdetta Hodge. Apparent losers were Don Fletcher, Andres Barraza and Scott Ryan.

With 70 percent of the votes counted in Tempe Elementary School District, incumbents Rochelle Wells and Teresa Divine were leading, along with newcomer Monica Trejo. Coming up short were Veekas Shrivasta and Evan Rogers.

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