The races for the Oklahoma City School Board aren’t over, but the candidates who are ahead say they are confident they will hold onto their leads.
At 8:30 p.m., Oklahoma City School Board candidate Phil Horning still led Tom Beall in the race for District 3, with 55 percent of the vote, according to the county election board.
That’s with three-quarters of the precincts reporting.
Horning, who was tracking election results at a watch party at his home, said he wasn’t worried about his lead slipping.
“We think we won,” he said. “We think we have the numbers.”
Beall didn’t answer a phone call seeking comment.
In the other race, the buffer District 4 candidate Steve Shafer holds over incumbent Joe Clytus continued to grow.
At 8:30, Shafer led with 57 percent of the vote, with about the same percentage of precincts reporting, according to the county election board.
Shafer, too, seemed confident he would win in the end.
“I’d be shocked if (my lead) deteriorates too far at this point,” he said.
Clytus, in fact, said he was looking for Shafer’s number so he could call and congratulate him.
“I’m going to concede,” Clytus said.
Wendy K. Kleinman