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Incumbents Barb Westrick and Jennifer Leach will return to new terms on the Longview School Board, winning easy victories in Tuesday's general election.

Westrick, 65,  outpolled political newcomer Rhonda Walker, capturing 60 % of the vote.

Leach, 64, defeated challenger Tymm Gwayn by earning nearly 75% of the vote.

Westrick and Leach's opponents were largely absent from the campaign. Neither responded to multiple interview requests; nor did they fill out a Daily News candidate questionnaire.

Westrick, who has been on the board for 16 years, previously said she’s running again to see her goals through, such as removing portable buildings, improving safety and securing more special education funding.

Leach has served on the board for over 20 years and is board vice president. She previously said her background in youth and family development helps her understand what challenges teachers and administrators might face, and that the district’s biggest challenges are facilities, finances, the graduation rate and academic achievement.

"I guess voters really trust that I will continue to do a good job as a school board member," Leach said. "It will be another four years of focusing on students and student achievement, and looking out for our Longview students."

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