Lone challenger Antonio Ramos garnered top voter support and the biggest lead in Garvey School District’s board of education race, ousting incumbent Bob Bruesch from his seat.
Ramos, a computer systems analyst, won by more than 100 votes. Incumbent John Yuen led Irene Flores by just two votes for the remaining two seats, while Bruesch trailed behind Flores by seven votes.
“I believe the district is doing well, but people are interested in seeing change and that might have given me that boost to take the lead,” Ramos said.
This is the first public office position for the new board member and he said his first priority is to “learn the ropes” and get to know the district’s teachers, administrators and staff. He also hopes to improve communication between the district and parents and students.