Voters in the Kingman Unified School District decided Tuesday night to keep most of the present governing board intact, returning five of six incumbents to the new board to be sworn in Jan.
2 or 3.
Uncounted early ballots are yet to be counted and the county board of supervisors also must certify the results within 14 days before they become official.
Unofficially, Doris Goodale, Charles Lucero and Mike Cobb finished 1-2-3 in the general election voting and will hold seats for the next four years.
Jeri Short and Pat Carlin Jr.
were fourth and fifth, respectively, in vote totals.
Each gets a two-year term on the board.
"I'm very honored to be returned to the board and excited about the composition of the new board," Goodale said.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge we'll be facing.
"We have a good team and great things will happen for education and Kingman."
Goodale received 5,185 votes, representing 15.2 percent of the ballots cast in the school board race.
Lucero got 4,674 votes (13.71 percent) and Cobb had 4,634 votes (13.59 percent).
"I'm happy with everyone who supported me," Lucero said.
"I look forward to working with the administration and staff to provide quality education for our students."
Cobb was out of town Tuesday night and could not be reached for comment.
Short picked up 4,462 votes (13.08 percent) and Carlin garnered 4,192 votes (12.29 percent).
"It's going to be a challenging time and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve the schools again and be able to work with the rest of the board members," Short said.
"I'm glad to see that five of the six incumbents will return.
Their experience will play a part in making and carrying out decisions for education."
Carlin is the current president of the governing board.
"I think the board will do a good job looking out for the interests of the children in the district and what is best for the community," Carlin said.
"The next couple of years will be interesting as we come up with a budget, so it's good to see we'll have a strong board to guide the district in the right direction."
David Cooley finished sixth with 3,995 votes (11.71 percent).
Andra Goldberg, a current board member, will not return as she came in seventh with 3,619 votes (10.61 percent).
Missy Grasser received 3,341 votes (9.8 percent) in finishing last in the eight-candidate field.