FROM STAFF REPORTS
Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board on Jan. 29.
In a runoff election, Wright easily defeated challenger retired educator Kathy Williams, wife of the late Al Williams, who died Oct. 1 2012, after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright.
Wright, a business instructor at Bethune-Cookman University, garnered nearly 58 percent of the vote. She received 2,151 votes while Williams garnered 1,578.
A total of 3,729 people voted in the election, which were 5.6 percent of the 66,000 eligible voters in the district; 2,462 voted by absentee ballots.
District 2 includes most of Daytona Beach, South Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and part of Port Orange.
Wright, 46, will serve a four-year term that pays $34,010 annually.
The next regular School Board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Ave.