Voters turned out to vote in the Mansfield school district race, but they’ll need to vote again in the runoff.
Four candidates competed for the Place 6 seat, which was left vacant after Danny Baas resigned in April. The unexpired term will run through May 2017.
The election, which also included seven statewide propositions, drew 5,544 voters, but no clear winner. No candidate received 50 percent or more of the votes, so a runoff between Daniel Gallagher and Dora Tovar is set for Dec. 8 with early voting Nov. 23-Dec. 4.
Gallagher, 47, director of elementary services for the Eagle Mountain/Saginaw school district, received 33.10 percent of the vote, while Tovar, 52, president of Tovar Public Relations, took 23.59 percent.
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Retired teacher Franklin Roberts, 68, had 21.02 percent and Jaimie Palmer, 50, a special education teacher in Mesquite, received 13.69 percent. Ronnie Goines, a local pastor who withdrew from the race too late to be removed from the ballot, received 8.6 percent of the vote.
Election results are unofficial until the votes are canvassed Nov. 12.