DeKalb Board of Education to get 2 new members

Voters were set to elect two new DeKalb County Board of Education members on Tuesday while an incumbent who faced a challenge seemed on her way to victory.

Certified public accountant Anna Hill  was leading the race for the District 1 seat currently held by Stan Jester, who decided not to seek another term. She faced entrepreneur Andrew Ziffer in her race. Efforts to reach Hill were not successful Wednesday morning.

Deirdre Pierce appeared set to emerge from a four-way District 3 race to replace Michael Erwin, but could face a runoff unless she reaches 50% of the votes. With 80 of 100 precincts reporting, she had 44% of the vote.

With half of precincts reporting, board member Vickie B. Turner appeared set to surge to victory over three challengers for her District 5 seat. Joyce Morley was unopposed for her District 7 seat.

New board members typically begin board service at the start of the next calendar year, but it is unsure that will happen in District 3. Erwin announced earlier this year he intends to vacate his seat at the end of June, when his family relocates from metro Atlanta.