MARICOPA — While election results remain unofficial until they are canvassed by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, all ballots in the county have been counted and Jim Jordan by a very slim margin, will remain on the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board.

Jordan, who was appointed to the board this past summer, finished the count with 17 more votes than newcomer Tracie Armstead-Payton, a difference of only 0.04%. According to statute, the difference between two candidates must be within 10 votes to trigger an automatic recount.

The official canvass is set to take place during the supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday. Until then, results can be challenged.

Incumbents Torri Anderson and AnnaMarie Knorr performed far ahead of the other two candidates to ensure they would remain on the board. Anderson finished with 13,883 votes, Knorr with 13,267, Jordan with 11,502 and Armstead-Payton with 11,485.

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