Atlanta school board incumbent re-elected but recount requested


Atlanta school board incumbent re-elected but recount requested

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From left, Byron Amos, Kandis Wood Jackson, Erika Mitchell, and Michelle Olympiadis won their Atlanta Board of Education runoff elections Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

This story has been updated to include information about a recount request in the District 2 race.

In one of four Atlanta Board of Education races in Tuesday’s runoff election, voters re-elected Byron Amos, though his opponent plans to request a recount.

Amos, the only incumbent on Tuesday’s ballot, narrowly defeated Keisha Carey in the race to represent central Atlanta District 2, according to complete but unofficial results from Fulton County. Carey said Wednesday she will request a recount, since unofficial results show she lost by only 80 votes.

In the race for the west Atlanta District 5 seat, Erika Mitchell beat Raynard Johnson. 

Two races included voters from both Fulton and DeKalb counties, with all precincts reporting. In the east Atlanta District 3 race, Michelle Olympiadis-Constantinides beat Adzua Agyapon. Kandis Wood Jackson won the race for the at-large District 7 post in a race against Patricia Crayton.

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