Recount doesn't change school board results

May. 20, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education were unchanged after a recount held Tuesday night.

Candidate Richard Hayes, a former member of the school board and of the county commissioners, narrowly lost out in the primary earlier this month to Shawn Williams, another former school board member running for a second stint on the board.

After the results of the recount showed that neither man's vote tally had changed and Williams still led by three votes, Hayes issued a statement thanking local elections officials for their diligence. He also threw his full support behind the three Democrats who now officially move on to the general election in November: Williams, Ophelia Livingston and Mark Akinosho.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Herald.