Democrats won the At-Large seats for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education race according to complete but unofficial results. 

Incumbent Deanna Kaplan, Sabrina Coone-Godfrey and Richard Watts were the top three vote-getters in that race. With more than 64,000 votes each, those three candidates beat out Republican candidates Sarah Absher, Allen Daniel and Michael Hardman, as well as Libertarian candidate Regina Garner.

The District 1 seats were also filled by Democrats. Incumbent Alex Bohannon and Trevonia Brown-Gaither received more than 18,000 votes each. They were the only two candidates running for seats in that district. 

Republican candidates won all four seats in District 2. Incumbent Leah Crowley took the lead with around 61,000 votes. 

Susan Miller also won a seat on the board. She was the replacement candidate chosen for Stan Elrod, who died last month. Elrod's name appeared on the ballot, but the 56,454 votes for him went to Miller.

Robert Barr and Steve Wood took the remaining two seats with more than 54,000 votes each. Jennifer Castillo was the only Democrat running in District 2, and lost with 49,999 votes.

There were 14 candidates running for nine seats on the board. The elected members will take the oath of office in December.


Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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