Incumbents led the way in complete, but unofficial, results in the Keller school district races.
Place 6 Trustee Brad Schofield received 55 percent of the vote over challenger David Gerda, and Place 7 Trustee Ruthie Keyes got 63 percent of the vote over David Staine.
The races became murky in the final days of the campaign as the candidates for Place 6 accused each other of unethical behavior and Staine, the challenger for Place 7, who stepped down from the campaign announcing his re-entry.
Schofield, 51, a certified public accountant, just completed his first term as trustee.
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Gerda, 52, owns an automotive repair business in Keller and was co-chair of the "Vote Yes" committee in the successful November bond election. He serves on the bond oversight committee.
Keyes, 60, a retired KISD teacher, first was elected to Place 7 in 2012.
Staine, 42, an apartment maintenance supervisor, said in March that he would not actively campaign for the seat, although it was too late to be removed from the ballot. Last week, he said he would serve in the office if elected because several residents approached him after the April 22 candidate forum to tell him they planned to vote for him.
Keyes said she would continue to be an advocate for district stakeholders.
“I’m ready to get busy,” said Keyes. “I’m really excited about seeing the CTE center going in and all the renovations. I think it’s going to be an exciting time for us.”
Ethics overshadowed education in the last few weeks of the campaign in Place 6 when Schofield wrote a speech for a resident to give during the public comment portion of the March board meeting.
The speech accused Gerda of using his influence on the bond oversight committee to help an architecture firm win a contract in the KISD bond package in exchange for a contribution to the “Vote Yes” campaign.
Gerda said he had no inputon the district’s decision to sign the firm.