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Vickie Lacy wins Texarkana, Arkansas school board seat with 6 votes; Frank Coleman wins with only 8 votes

Nov 7, 2019

Unofficial Miller County election results released by the county clerk's office will shock many Texarkana citizens as two Texarkana, Arkansas School Board members appeared to receive less than 10 total votes —  but were still elected.

Vickie A. Lacy, who was unopposed, triumphed in TASD 4 Zone 4 with 6 total votes and 100% of the vote with unofficial vote totals released by the County Clerk of Miller County.

In his first election after being appointed in 2018, Frank B. Coleman, Jr., who was unopposed, was elected with a total of 8 votes and 100% of the vote.

There are only 7 members on the TASD School Board, so the two members who were elected represent approximately 30% of the total school board.

In Fouke's school board election, Drew Chandler was unopposed and received 218 votes in Place 5.

Fouke had a three-way race for school board in Place 6. John Attaway received 109 votes (44.31%), Robert Patterson received 103 votes (41.87%), and Charles L. Miller received 34 votes (13.82%) of the vote.

The race will now be decided in a runoff between Attaway and Patterson.

The Texarkana, Arkansas School District has about 4,500 students and approximately 330 teachers.

Dig Deeper: 

See related story about TASD school tax passing on Nov. 5, 2019, with only 22 votes in favor and 16 against. Click here to read.

Unofficial vote totals provided by the County Clerk of Miller County, Arkansas for the November 5, 2019 election.

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