There were a total of six candidates running for two seats on the Leon County School Board in two districts that span the Northeast part of Leon County.
After Tuesday’s results, there are now two candidates vying for one seat.
Incumbent Alva Striplin was able to avoid a runoff and won the primary with 53.5% of the District 1 vote. She defeated Anthon DeMarco (24.4%) and Marianne Arbulu (22.1%).
In the District 4 election, neither one of the tree candidates could secure a majority of the vote. Moving on to the general election are Alex Stemle (`46.4%) and Laurie Lawson Cox (42.0%).
Susan Hodges finished third with 11.58% of the vote.
In a comment to TR, Cox said, “I am excited to continue to get my message out and meet more people in District 4.”
Alex Stemle stated, “Today, I am full of emotions and gratitude for the opportunity to move onto November and to be your voice on Pensacola street. God has a plan!”
Leon County School Board District 1 Results
Leon County School Board District 4 Results