Richland school voters favoring incumbents and 1 newcomer

Voters in Richland favored Jill Oldson, Rick Donahoe and Kari Williams for the three seats up for election on the Richland school board.

Incumbent Oldson received 5,304 votes to challenger Rama Devagupta’s 3,960 votes for Position 5 on Tuesday night. That was 57 percent to 43 percent.

Incumbent Donahoe received 5,443 votes to challenger Matthew Bishop’s 3,471 votes for Director No. 3 Tuesday night. That was 61 percent to 39 percent.

The Position 4 seat had no incumbent running after Brett Amidan moved out of state.

Williams received 4,944 votes to Jay Clough’s 4,397 votes. The vote was 53 percent to 47 percent on Tuesday night.

Senior staff writer Annette Cary covers Hanford, energy, the environment, science and health for the Tri-City Herald. She’s been a news reporter for more than 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.