Challenger Justin Henry defeated incumbent Bernadette Nutall in a runoff election for the District 9 seat on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.
Henry received 1,501 votes (62.75 percent) compared to Nutall’s 891 votes (37.25 percent).
The June 16 runoff was necessary after none of the four candidates in the regular election on May 5 received at least 50 percent of the vote. Henry and Nutall were the top two candidates in the regular election, with 1,088 (47 percent) and 730 (31 percent) of the votes, respectively.
District 9 incorporates South Dallas, parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown and East Dallas. High schools in the district include CityLab, Evening Academy, Lincoln, James Madison, Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Skyline and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. There are also six middle schools and 18 elementary schools in District 9.
Nutall has represented District 9 on the board since December 2009.