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Nancy Schuler-Jones

Incumbent Nancy Schuler-Jones held an early lead Tuesday night in the race for Lompoc school board.

Schuler-Jones, the current school board president, is up against five challengers and is seeking a second term. Early results show Schuler-Jones with 1,647 votes or 27%, with challenger Bree Valla and Jerri Thiel trailing close behind.

Valla had a slight lead over Thiel with 21.8% of votes versus Thiel's 21.09%. The difference between the contenders was approximately 45 votes.

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Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.