WESTPORT — The Board of Education will remain unchanged after Tuesday’s election.

Democratic incumbents Elaine Whitney and Candi Savin, along with Republican incumbents Jeannie Smith and Karen Kleine will again serve terms on the Board of Education. The four candidates were selected in an uncontested election Nov. 7.

The Democrats were the lead vote-getters. Whitney, a former chairman of the board and eight-year member, earned 5,018 votes. Savin, a lawyer who was elected to the board in 2016, earned 4,758.

As for the Republicans, Kleine, who has served for four years and is a former Coleytown Middle School PTA president, and Smith, who has served on the school board for five years and was a teacher and education consultant for a combined 12 years, received 4,288 and 4,188 votes, respectively.

Republican Vik Muktavaram, whose term was to expire in 2019, had opted to test the Board of Finance (BOF) waters this election, potentially vacating a spot on the education board as his departure would’ve meant five openings with only four candidates running.

However, Muktavaram was not elected to the finance board by a narrow margin — 240 votes separated him and the last elected candidate — and will instead continue to serve on the Board of Education.

“He’s a tremendous asset to our schools and to our town, and we’re lucky that he’ll remain on the BoE,” said Chairman Michael Gordon.

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