Updated Wednesday: Redovian and Jester are in a runoff in District 1, as are Zepora Roberts and Donna Edler in District 7. All other incumbents won. (Please note that Gene Walker was also endorsed by both eduKalb and the DeKalb teachers’ group.)
Despite a perceived clamor for change, incumbents on the DeKalb school board appear to be facing little problem holding onto their seats tonight — with the exception of District 1.
Jim Redovian is trailing challenger Nancy Jester, who ran a high profile and well organized campaign.
Oddly, Redovian was one of the two incumbents endorsed by both eduKalb and the DeKalb teachers’ group, raising questions about the influence of endorsements. (Gene Walker did retain his seat.)
Incumbents Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jesse Jay Cunningham, Zepora Roberts and Gene Walker are leading in their races.
Many posters to this blog are not fans of the DeKalb incumbents, but clearly they have their fans. There is also the familiarity factor. Voters have no real knowledge about the challengers so they stick to the person who already has the seat.