Ferguson, Foster win MSU trustee seats
With 100 percent of the state's precincts reporting, Republican Melanie Foster edged out Democrat Phil Thompson by more than 17,000 votes.
Democrat Joel Ferguson, a 15-year veteran of the board, was declared winner of his seat on Wednesday, as he held about a 125,000-vote lead over second-place Foster.
Nine candidates from six parties were vying for two open seats on the eight-member board. Board members serve eight-year terms.
Foster will take Republican incumbent Randall Pittman's seat, which will make the male-to-female board ratio 4-4. The board is still composed of five Republicans and three Democrats.