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Sussex Countian
  • Wright wins IRSD school board election

  • Leolga Wright, the incumbent in this year's Indian River School District board of education election, has secured her District 3 seat in a landslide victory.
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  • Leolga Wright, the incumbent in this year's Indian River School District board of education election, has secured her District 3 seat in a landslide victory.
    Unofficial results from the Sussex County Department of Elections reflect a total of 578 votes for Wright and 119 votes for her challenger, Paulette Rappa of Long Neck.
    The seat carries a five-year term.
    Wright was appointed to the IRSD BOE in July 2012, replacing Randall L. Hughes, who moved up to the state BOE.
    "It feels good to be elected by my community because before, I was appointed," Wright said after the results were announced. "I'm proud of it and I just want to make sure I give my community the same support they gave to me."
    The following are unofficial results from other school districts in Sussex County:
    Cape Henlopen
    Noble Prettyman: 311
    Alisha L. Broughton: 259
    Laurel
    Sabrina Taylor: 246
    Christie Shirey: 173
    Barbara Hudson: 144
    John Bowden: 50
    Seaford
    Rebecca O'Day Adams: 370
    Jeffrey T. Benson Jr.: 203
    Woodbridge
    Walter N. Rudy: 112
    Darrynn Harris: 19
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