- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Early election results show three Utah state school board incumbents being replaced by voters who have turned over almost all the seats on the 15-member board over the last two elections.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2fCT9dU) this is the first year board members were directly elected rather than being narrowed to two names by a state committee and the governor.

State Board of Education vice chairman David Thomas is 13 percentage points behind challenger Jennifer Graviet, while incumbent Stan Lockhart trailed opponent Scott Neilson by the same margin.

Utahns Against Common Core organizer Alisa Ellis is also leading Dixie Allen, 52 percent to 48 percent.

Two other incumbents were eliminated in the primary election and another five races didn’t have one.

In other school votes, bonds were approved in Jordan and Alpine School Districts.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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