In Denton ISD, it looks like the $750 million bond proposal is going to pass with almost three-fourths of voters, or 74 percent, supporting the measure.

When it comes to the district's board races, the incumbents hold the lead.

In Place 1, incumbent Barbara Burns leads with 54 percent of the vote, followed by Brad Fritcher (27 percent,) Alfred Sanchez (11 percent) and Barry Barnes (9 percent.) In Place 2, incumbent Jeanetta Smith leads with 47 percent of the vote. Behind her are David Shuck with 35 percent, Angela Cid with 13 percent and Jonathan Balmos (who dropped out of the race in April) with 5 percent.

The pattern of incumbents hanging on to their seats seems to stretch outside of Denton as well.

In Krum ISD, incumbents Brad Andrus (38 percent) and Eric Borchardt (39 percent) lead challengers Joe Galicia (11 percent) and Robert Dollins (12 percent) for two at-large seats. Down the road in Ponder ISD, incumbent Dale Brown (60 percent) leads challenger Timothy Tipton (40 percent) for Place 4. Todd Nichelson was unopposed and will keep his Place 5 seat.

Two races in Pilot Point ISD are relatively close, with challenger Jacob Stuckly (54 percent) leading incumbent Melanie Billmeier (46 percent) in Place 5 and Ashley Dennis (55 percent) leading Jason Pool (45 percent) for Place 7. Kevin Ware ran unopposed for his Place 6 seat.

Two districts saw a handful of board members step down at the end of their terms, which left the races open to newcomers.

In Argyle ISD, Ritchie Deffenbaugh leads Brett Flaten for Place 4 with 73 percent of the vote to 27 percent, respectively. In Place 5, Leona McDade leads Dave Howell with 63 percent of the vote to his 37 percent.

In Sanger ISD, second-time candidate Sarah Peers York (75 percent) leads opponent Jackson Sweet (25 percent) for the Place 3 seat. Incumbent Ann Marie Afflerbach ran unopposed and will keep her Place 2 seat.

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CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @CjonesDRC.

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