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Jania Wester easily holds on to District 2 school board seat as District 1 heads to April runoff

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Board Member Jania Wester delivers victory speech during her election party at Calaveras

By: Nate Morris, senior editor

Jania Wester, representative for Tulsa Board of Education, District 2, has easily won another two years on the board, fending off her opponent Gary Copper by a nearly 3-1 margin.

Wester, who was appointed to the board back in September after board member Amy Shelton resigned, was running to fill the remaining time in Shelton’s term.

The first Latinx representative in the history of the Board of Education, Wester centered her campaign on issues of equity and the power of an excellent education for all of Tulsa’s children.

At her victory party at Calaveras, Board member Wester told thirty supporters who had gathered “we accomplished something historic tonight”.

Across town, in District 1 (Owen Park, Downtown, Westside, Riverside and The Heights), residents sent two candidates from a crowded field of eight to a runoff election which will be held on April 2nd.

Nixon, a staunch Trump supporter and westside parent, will face off against Stacey Woolley, a former PTA president who has the backing of several prominent education activists.

Combined, both races drew just over 1,100 voters to the polls.


 

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