Louenda Downs retained her seat on the Davis School Board, narrowly defeating her opponent 52 percent to 48 percent in Precinct 4.
Downs, who was elected board vice president two years ago, said she is excited about serving another four years on the board."There are times when you wonder if anyone really cares about what you do and all the long hours you put in," Downs said. "But the rewards are there. You hope you're making a difference for someone somewhere."
One thing that puzzles Downs is why the race with challenger Jan Moore was so close. Downs had 3,934 votes to Moore's 3,560.
"I have no idea why it was so close. It will be interesting to see the breakdown of the voting precincts to find out why they voted for me or didn't vote for me . . . If there is some message there, I will try to find it."
Precinct 4 covers South Weber, Hill Air Force Base, some of Clearfield and much of Layton.
In Precinct 5 - which includes Syracuse, West Point, Clinton, Sunset and most of Clearfield - Robert Thurgood had 100 percent of the vote, due largely to the fact that he was the only candidate on the ballot.