The president of the Omaha Public Schools board easily won re-election Tuesday.

Marque Snow will keep his seat after defeating challenger Marlon Brewer in Subdistrict 2, which includes parts of north and midtown Omaha. Snow was first elected to the board in 2013.

Snow, who works as a liaison for Labor United, said Tuesday night that he had spent a lot of time canvassing and calling voters prior to the election to make sure people were paying attention to the school board race in the busy election season.

After seeing the results come in Tuesday night, Snow said he was grateful the voters selected him to continue to represent them on the board

The other competitive race for a spot on the school board was too close to call Tuesday night.

Nancy Kratky and Jeff Jezewski are facing off to represent west Omaha on the board. Kratky had a slim lead Tuesday night. 

Kratky is a retired OPS teacher and was on the board from 1994 to 2013. She lost a re-election bid in 2013 to current board member Matt Scanlan. Scanlan is not seeking re-election.

Jeff Jezewski is the father of three kids who have attended OPS schools, and he attended the district himself. He is the chief financial officer at Charles Vrana & Son Construction Co.

The two other OPS board races were not contested.

Shavonna Holman, who was appointed to an OPS seat in 2017, did not face any challengers in her Subdistrict 4 primary.

In Subdistrict 8, incumbent Lacey Merica decided not to run again. Kimara Snipe is the only candidate who filed to run for the seat.

Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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