Nancy Jester narrowly defeated incumbent Jim Redovian for the District 1 spot on the DeKalb County Board of Education earlier this month, but didn’t gain a majority.

In a Nov. 30 runoff election, it wasn’t nearly as close. Jester trumped Redovian by collecting 55 percent of the vote to 45 percent in the runoff election.

Jester, a former financial actuarial and mother of three, ran an aggressive campaign in the general election and in the runoff campaign.

Redovian, a Dunwoody business owner, will finish one term on the board. The DeKalb County school system has been beset by problems for more than a year.

Internal corruption scandals have led to the indictment of the former school superintendent and others in the district.

Meanwhile, Courtney Johnson, with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office, handily defeated Michael Rothenberg for DeKalb County Superior Court Judge.

Johnson tallied 61 percent of the vote, while Rothenberg, a Dunwoody attorney, mustered 39 percent.