Contested races for the Olympia School Board remain close based on Wednesday night returns.
Scott Clifthorne has taken the lead in the race for the District No. 5 seat. With 6,929 votes, he leads incumbent Mark Campeau, who had 6,390 as of 7:30 p.m.
In the board’s other contested race, Hilary Seidel widened her lead over Ann Heitkemper for the District No. 4 seat since Tuesday’s returns. Seidel had 6,692 votes to Heitkemper’s 6,260 votes.
The winner will replace Justin Montermini, who did not seek re-election.
Leslie Huff was elected after opponent Katie Bridges dropped out of the race for District No. 3 seat.
The next ballot count will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.