DeSoto voters elected newcomer Daniel Via to the county’s School Board Tuesday, while incumbent Ronny Allen was awarded another term in office.
Via, who has no political experience, narrowly edged out Dr. Roosevelt Johnson by 41 votes in the District 1 race, 1,732 to 1,691. Johnson was employed with the DeSoto County School District for 46 years, and served on the Arcadia City Council and the Florida League of Cities.
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