Stewart wins District Two of school board
School board candidate Kevin Stewart won the District 2 Union County Board of Education race against incumbent Carolyn Lowder by only 78 votes.
Stewart garnered 5, 259 votes, winning 42.63 percent of the vote. Lowder garnered 5, 181 votes, 42 percent of the vote. Challenger Chris Randall garnered 1,857 votes, 15.05 percent.
"It was a tight race, a good race," Stewart said at a party after the results were announced. "I commend Carolyn Lowder for her service. I commend her on a good, clean race."
Stewart said he was grateful to the voters and the volunteers. He added that he was eager to roll up his sleeves and get to work.
"There's a lot of things I've been looking at," Stewart said. "The main thing is right now, I'm going to savor the moment tonight."
"I don't have an immediate agenda," Stewart said. "(I am) just caught up in the moment."
Stewart said he was "elated."
Lowder has not been reached for comment.