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Saturday night’s Harlingen school board election returned two incumbents to serve another term.

With 100 percent of the votes counted, the tally showed incumbent Greg Powers with 3,827 votes against challenger Josh Garza’s 3,312 votes for Place 3. In the run for Place 7, incumbent Eladio Jaimez earned 3,949 votes, defeating challenger Israel Aguilar who had 2,941 votes.

Jaimez said he was delighted to win another term.

“I want to thank my opponent for challenging me,” he said. “These seats don’t belong to us. They belong to the people who elect us to sit on those. I am grateful for the support I got this election to be able to pull off this win. I just feel happy for me and the supporters.”

He said he wanted to continue working on behalf of teachers.

“At this moment in time things are difficult, and teachers are at the forefront of that struggle,” he said. “I want to continue working for them and representing them.”

Powers said, “I want to thank the voters who have put their trust in me. I want to congratulate my opponent on a well-fought campaign. We have a very strong school district, and we have made great advancements for our students. We have several transformative initiatives coming in the future and I really look forward to serving the HCISD community.

RESULTS: May 7, 2022 election tallies for RGV cities, schools