Two incumbents retained their seats and a candidate who served on the board nearly two decades ago won a narrow victory in three Jordan School Board precinct elections.
With 100 percent of the votes counted, unofficial election results showed Maurine C. Jensen, Linda G. Neff and Rodney L. Dahl to be the winners.Jensen, Precinct 1 incumbent, has been a Jordan board member since 1979. She ran unopposed in the district that encompasses Midvale, the northeastern part of West Jordan, west Sandy and the Union area west of 900 East.
In Precinct 2, bounded by 2000 East, State Street, Dry Creek and 8200 South, incumbent Neff won a second term. She defeated challenger Jeanne C. Winder, who garnered 46 percent of the vote to Neff's 54 percent.
The Precinct 3 race between two non-incumbents was close. Only 172 votes separated top candidate Dahl and runner-up Dennis R. Christopherson, who took 49 percent of the votes to Dahl's 51 percent.
Precinct 3 incumbent Don A. Carpenter had originally filed to run for re-election but dropped out of the race before the election.
Dahl served on the Jordan School Board and the state Board of Education in the 1970s. He will represent the eastern section of the district, bounded by Little Cottonwood Creek, 6790 South, 900 East and the area east of Wasatch Boulevard.
With 64,000 students, the Jordan School District is the second largest in the state.