Most incumbents keep seats on local school boards

Here is a wrap-up of unoffical results from school board races in the Western San Gabriel Valley. All results are according to the  Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk’s Office:

Duarte Unified (two open seats)                      Votes  Percent

REYNA E DIAZ                                              1,725    36.76 
KEN M BELL                                                 1,674    35.68                                             TOM REYES                                                 1,293    27.56

Temple City Unified (two open seats)               Votes  Percent

MATT W SMITH                                               1,165    39.80 
JOE WALKER                                                 1,058    36.15 
K KNOLLENBERG                                             704    24.05

Rosemead School District (three open seats)      Votes  Percent

DENNIS MCDONALD                                          687    20.81 
RHONDA A HARMON                                         645    19.53 
FRED S MASCORRO                                         638    19.32 
FRANCES R CHAVEZ                                        426    12.90 
ROBERT KHAN TRAN                                        423    12.81 
TRACY L LOA                                                    346    10.48 
BARBARA MURPHY                                          137     4.15

Montebello Unified ( three open seats)                Votes  Percent

HECTOR A CHACON                                        5,490    27.04 
EDWIN “ED” CHAU                                          4,913    24.20 
GERRI GUZMAN                                              4,306    21.21 
C M ILLINGWORTH                                          3,651    17.98 
MARYLOU SAAVEDRA                                    1,945     9.58

Garvey School District (three open seats)        Votes  Percent

A “TONY” RAMOS                                           866    27.89 
JOHN YUEN                                                    750    24.15 
IRENE FLORES                                               748    24.09 
BOB BRUESCH                                               741    23.86

West Covina City Council remains the same

WEST COVINA — With all precincts reporting, Incumbents Sherri Lane, Mike Touhey and Shelley Sanderson appear to have successfully won back their seats on the West Covina City Council.

The incumbents faced three challengers — political newcomer Steve Gomez-Pedroza, Community Service Commissioner Colleen Rozatti and Planning Commissioner Fredrick Sykes.

 

Sykes came in fourth and was behind Sanderson by 554 votes, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk’s Office.

West Covina’s Measure D appears headed for defeat

WEST COVINA – A ballot measure that would create five voting districts in West Covina appears to be headed toward defeat.

With 47 percent of precincts reporting Measure D only has 36 percent of the votes in favor of the initiative, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk’s Office.

The measure proposed changing city elections so council members would be elected by district instead of at large.

 

West Covina council incumbents keep distant lead

Here is the latest in the West Covina City Council race as reported by the county registrar:

 Candidates                                                   Votes  Percent

SHERRI LANE                                                2,382    23.22 
MICHAEL TOUHEY                                         2,186    21.31 
SHELLEY SANDERSON                                 2,110    20.57 
FREDRICK SYKES                                         1,513    14.75 
COLLEEN B ROZATTI                                     1,254    12.22 
S GOMEZ-PEDROZA                                        814     7.93

Seven of the 34 precincts are reporting. 
                                                                            

 

 

West Covina council incumbents leading in early returns

WEST COVINA — Incumbents Sherri Lane, Mike Touhey and Shelley Sanderson are leading in early election results Tuesday night in the West Covina City Council race.

The three were leading in the early returns with just four of the 34 precincts reporting.

The incumbents are facing three challengers — political newcomer Steve Gomez-Pedroza, Community Service Commissioner Colleen Rozatti and Planning Commissioner Fredrick Sykes.

Measure AB keeps a steady lead

Early results are staying consistant for Bonita Unified School District’s Measure AB.

 

Current results show 57 percent of voters in favor of the measure and 43 percent voting against the measure.

 

School Board President Chuck Coyne is hopeful that the $83.5 million measure will pass.

 

“It’s good news so far,” Coyne said. “At this point I am cautiously optimistic it will pass.”

 

The measure would require property owners to pay $35 per every $100,000 of assessed home value for 25 years to modernize the district.

 

The bond would provide funding for gyms at two middle schools and the expansion of gyms at both high schools. It would also fund a performing arts center that could be used for city and school district programs.

 

“It would be a great opportunity to improve facilities for the students,” Coyne said. “The board just really appreciates all the work and effort of so many hard working volunteers to pass the measure if it passes.”

Mt. Sac encouraged by early results

WALNUT — Voters appear ready to extend a bond measure for an additional nine years to continue expanding the largest community college in the state.

Measure RR is leading in early election returns. It will raise $353 million for Mount San Antonio College.

 
College President John Nixon said Tuesday night the initial results were promising.
“It’s very early and it’s a small number of votes but the results are very encouraging,” said Nixon. “Those early results are absentee and often times they are more conservative; the pattern is very encouraing.”

Nixon and others watched the returns at campaign headquarters on Amar Road, across the street from the campus.

 
The bond measure is an extension of Measure R, a facilities improvement bond, that was approved by voters seven years ago. Measure RR keeps the same tax assessment in place, about $25 per $100,000 assessed value. Instead of the tax ending in 2031, it will last until 2040.

The new bond will provide funding for projects such as a new library, a fire academy, a gymnasium, business-and-computer technology center and a parking structure.

School bonds showing favorable returns

Early election returns are favoring multiple school bonds throughout the Valley.

Bond measures in the El Monte High School District, the El Monte City School District, the Rosemead School District and the Bonita Unified School District are all currently leading.

El Monte High School District Board of Trustee Member Tonson Man is excited about Measure D results.

  

“We had very high hopes that the community would support us,” Man said. “All the kids so many young people care about the campus. We have to invest in our kids and their future.”

Early returns favor Mt. Sac’s Measure RR

Mt. Sac’s Measure RR is leading in early election returns.

About 63 percent of the votes are in favor of the bond while 37 percent voted against it. Fifty-six of the 397 precincts have been reported.

The bond will raise $353 million for Mount San Antonio Campus.

The bond measure is an extension of Measure R, a facilities improvement bond, that was approved by voters seven years ago.

Measure RR keeps the same tax assessment in place, about $25 per $100,000 assessed value. Instead of the tax ending in 2031, it will last until 2040.