Updated election results from Pierce County show a close race for the District 3 seat on the Orting School Board. Candidate Bonnie Pedersen Walkup leads David H. Egts by just seven votes -- less than 1 percent of the vote -- according to figures released by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office Wednesday afternoon.
Incumbent Egts was appointed to the board during the 2012-13 school year. He is a production manager for a cabinet company. Walkup worked for the Orting School District in various positions for 27 years. She is currently employed as a fiscal officer for the Enumclaw School District.
More election results will be reported by Pierce County this week and in upcoming weeks. Final election results are due to be certified Nov. 26.