Two of the three incumbents for Rutherford County School Board retain their seats with newcomer Claire Maxwell defeating 16-year member Terry Hodge.
The vote in the zone 5 race had Maxwell claiming 60.62% of the vote (2,354) to Hodge's 38.86% (1,509).
Maxwell talks about why she decided to run for school board:
In a three-way race for zone 3, incumbent Lisa Moore held off challenges from Howard Jones and Rick Kriesky, taking nearly 47% of the vote:
Coy Young defeated challenger Patrick Doughtie by 388 votes to retain his zone 2 seat. Shelia Bratton ran unopposed in zone 6 for the seat held by Jeff Jordan for many years. He decided to not seek re-election.