Savannah Voters Choose School Board President & Elections Board Member

Jul 24, 2018

Update 10:19 p.m.: Election results haven't been finalized, but with 99 percent of Chatham County precincts reporting, Joe Buck retains the lead in the Savannah-Chatham School Board President race with 64 percent of the vote to Betty Morgan's 36 percent. Antwan Lang continues to top the race for Chatham Elections board, with 60 percent over Joe Steffen's 40 percent.

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 Update 9:41 p.m.: With 70 percent of Chatham County precincts reporting, Joe Buck leads 65 percent to Betty Morgan's 35 percent in the race for Savannah School Board President. If elected, it will be Buck's third term. In the race for Chatham Elections board, Antwan Lang is ahead at 59 percent over Joe Steffen's 41 percent.

We'll post the final results as soon as they are tallied.

 Original Story: Chatham County voters are choosing a new school board president today.  Joe Buck is seeking a third term, against Betty Morgan, a military vet and veteran teacher. Both tell The Savannah Morning News they support pay increases for teachers and can solve the Board's divisive personality issues. They differ over some specifics, including the millage increase the Board recently approved. Buck says he would have voted for it, but would prefer a smaller increase. Morgan says she would have voted against the increase, and instead sought donations from the business community. Leigh Gardener is a retired teacher.  She says experience played a role in her vote today.