LOOSE LIPS | Teacher Tierra Jolly Beats Longtime Activist Phil Pannell in Ward 8 Race
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Teacher Tierra Jolly triumphed over rivalPhilip Pannell in a low-turnout vote today for the special election for the Ward 8 State Board of Education seat, according to preliminary results from the D.C. Board of Elections.
Longtime activist Pannell had the weight of much of the ward's establishment behind him, including a late-breaking endorsement from Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Still, Jolly managed to win 49 percent of the vote, while Pannell received 42 percent.