It was a good night for incumbents on the Pasco School Board.
Voters chose to keep all three current board members.
Board member Steve Christensen received 3,747 votes, or 55 percent. Challenger Brian Griffith trailed with 3,014 votes, or 45 percent.
Incumbent Sherry Lancon continued the trend in her race against challenger Erin Hall Lewis. Lancon received 3,924 votes, or 58 percent to Lewis’ 2,798, or nearly 42 percent.
In the third race, Amy Phillips led her opponent with 3,817 votes, or 56 percent. Jeffrey Peterson had 2,989 votes, or 44 percent.
The Franklin County Auditor’s Office reports 8,517 ballots were counted. More will be tallied Wednesday.
Christensen, an engineer by training, was seeking a second term on the board. He is looking to address space concerns in a way that uses the district’s finances wisely.
Lancon, who worked as an assistant vice president and manager for Sterling Savings Bank, has served 20 years on the board. She believes it’s her job to give all members of the community a chance to have their voices heard.
“We are fortunate to live in a supportive and generous community,” she said. “I will continue to encourage involvement from our business partners, parents alumni grandparents and honor the expectations of our community.”
Phillips, a homemaker and mother of seven, said the district is beginning to move in the right direction with the hiring of a new superintendent and improved communications, and she wants to continue to be part of the solution.