Two incumbent school board members potentially fended off a challenge to keep their seats in a three-way race for two open seats to represent East Windsor on the East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education.
Incumbent school board members Christina “Tina” Lands and Colleen Murphy received 2,256 and 1,604 votes, respectively, to possibly turn back a challenge by Jagruti Patel, who earned 1,477 votes, in the race for two seats earmarked for East Windsor residents in the Nov. 2 General Election.
The term is for three years.
The numbers are the latest vote tallies as of press time on Nov. 3. The election results will not be official until certified by Mercer County.
Incumbent school board members Robert Laverty and Jenna Drake were re-elected to the school board in uncontested races.
Laverty was re-elected to serve a two-year term on the board representing East Windsor, and Drake was re-elected to a three-year term representing Hightstown.
Laverty earned 2,582 votes and Drake received 580 votes, as of press time.
Seven of the nine seats on the school board are reserved for East Windsor residents and two are set aside for Hightstown residents.
If the final tallies are unchanged, Drake, Lands, Laverty and Murphy will be sworn into office when the school board reorganizes in January 2022.