Voters in Calallen sent three new faces to the Calallen Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday, but gave the longest serving member another four years in office.
Place 1 incumbent Paul Peeler won 58.7 percent of the vote, giving him a comfortable victory over challenger Tammy McLendon's 41.3 percent. Peeler, who has served on the board for a combined total of 18 years, received 2,278 votes to 1,606 for McLendon.
In the race for Place 2, newcomer Chad Burkhart received 50.38 percent of the vote, enough to give him a narrow victory over incumbent Yolanda Villarreal's 49.62 percent. Only 30 votes separated the two candidates, with Burkhart receiving 1,967 votes to 1,937 for Villarreal.
In the race for the open Place 5 seat, Chad Wilfong received 73 percent of the vote, easily defeating his opponent, Jesse Molina, who received 27 percent. Wilfong received a total of 2,761 votes, nearly triple the 1,018 received by Molina.
In Place 6, Jason Floyd unseated incumbent trustee Tammy McDonald. Floyd received 2,001 votes, 52 percent of the total, to McDonald's 1,814.