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Williams Wins Board Election in Landslide

Long Beach City College Dean Felton Williams this week was elected to the Board of Education of the Long Beach Unified School District. In a landslide vote, Williams defeated candidate W. Mack Tyson by a margin of more than three to one. Williams received 2,181 votes while Tyson received 677. Williams will take office in July, filling the seat that will be vacated by Board of Education President Bobbie Smith, who is retiring after 16 years on the Board. Incumbent Jon Meyer, the former principal of Lakewood, Wilson, Lowell and Avalon schools, also will take office again in July after running unopposed in this week’s election. In June 2003, Meyer finished first, by a wide margin, in a field of seven candidates. He then filled the unexpired term of long-time Board member Ed Eveland, who had died earlier that year. Both Williams and Meyer will now serve four-year terms.