Joseph Shepard

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Wichita School Board president Sheril Logan won a third term Tuesday night.

Logan received about 53% of the vote against Newman University's multicultural engagement director, Joseph Shepard.

Shepard ran an energetic campaign, though he highlighted few political differences with Logan. Instead, he emphasized bringing a younger voice and more diverse perspective to the board.

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Joseph Shepard and Sheril Logan will face off for the at-large position on the Wichita school board after they received the most votes during Tuesday's primary.

Shepard finished on top with 32.2 percent of the vote. He worked for the Kansas Leadership Center before Newman University hired him last year as its director of multicultural engagement and campus life.

Shepard earned a master's degree in public administration from Wichita State University in 2018.

He said one of the reasons he's running is to better help students who have faced trauma. 

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Wichita Public Schools' board president will face three challengers in this year's election.

Sheril Logan has been on the board since 2011, making her the longest sitting member. Along with the current school year, she was board president in 2015 and 2017.

Her opponents include Trish Hileman, Joseph Shepard and Brent Davis.

The position is considered at large, letting anyone within Wichita Public Schools' boundaries run without being tied to a specific district.