DECISION 2014: New Face to Join Kanawha Co. School Board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A new face will soon join the Kanawha County School Board.

Ryan White, an attorney, took an early lead and won one of the three school board seats up for grabs during the May Primary. White received 14,318 votes. Incumbent Pete Thaw finished second with 12,035.

Becky Jordan, also an incumbent, rounded out third with 9,488. Throughout the night, the race was close between Jordan and Calvin McKinney, but in the end Jordan beat McKinney by 566.

After the results were final, White posted on his Facebook page "Thank you to all my supporters and voters, I am very humbled that you have chosen me to be on the school board. I hope that my success and Brent Hall's will inspire others from our generation to take a chance and run for office to make our county a better place to live. I couldn't have done this without Kate Roberts White being the best wife ever!"

School board was one of the most hotly contested races on the ballot this May primary.

White won the seat held by Bill Raglin who died last year. Dennis Davis has been filling in since then but he did not run for the seat.

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