UPDATE: West beats Brown in Bibb school board race

Wanda West is one step closer to a seat on the Bibb County school board.

The 57-year-old retired Twiggs County school superintendent beat out Bette-Lou Brown in a race for the at-large, Post 8 seat, 5,853 to 3,174.

West celebrated her Democratic primary win at the board of elections office with about 15 of her supporters.

“I’m excited, I’m real excited,” West said. “Whether Bette-Lou won or I won, we had great choices for the seat.”

Now, she’s gearing up for her next round, when she’ll battle Republican challenger Alan Thiese this November.

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