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.
Baldwin Park City Council challenger Susan Rubio took top votes in Tuesday’s election, ousting Anthony Bejarano from his city council seat.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, councilwoman Marlen Garcia took the second seat. There were five candidates total – Cruz Baca Sembello took third place, Anthony J. Bejarano came in fourth, while Henry Huang garnered the least amount of votes.
Three Walnut Valley Unified school board incumbents returned to their seats after gaining top voter support.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Nancy A. Lyons came in first place with 2,972 votes, followed by Helen Hall with 2,586 votes and Cindy M. Ruiz with 2,252 votes.
The three beat out challengers Anyork Lee, a professor and doctor, and Michael West, a corporate marketing manager.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, David R. Rose lost his seat to challenger Don Davis in Charter Oak Unified’s school board race.
There were four candidates competing for two seats. For the second seat, Jane Bock was re-elected.
Walnut Valley Unified school board incumbents Helen Hall and Cindy Ruiz pulled into second and third place, trailing behind fellow incumbent Nancy Lyons.
With 87 percent of precincts reporting, former school board member Anyork Lee is at a close fourth place, falling behind Lyons by less than 30 votes.
There are five total candidates vying for three open seats on the governing board, including Michael West, who is in fifth place.
Gary L. Woods fended off challenger Richard James Lugo with nearly 75 percent of the vote for the Area 1 seat in Citrus College’s board of trustees election.
For the Area 5 seat, incumbent Edward Ortell had 72 percent of the vote over challenger David Hooper, with 90 percent of precincts reporting.
Preliminary results for three seats on Walnut Valley Unified’s school board race shows incumbent Nancy A. Lyons leading with 25.73 percent of the vote.
For the second seat, former school board member Anyork Lee and incumbent Helen Hall are neck-and-neck, while incumbent Cindy M. Ruiz is behind the two by about 300 votes and Michael West, a corporate marketing manager, significantly trails.
Early results show that candidates for Rio Hondo’s Area 1 seat, which represents El Monte, are neck and neck.
Norma E. Garcia is leading David Siegrist by just 12 votes, with 28 percent of precincts reporting.
In area 3, with just three of 21 precincts reporting, incumbent Angela Acosta-Salazar has an early lead over challenger Crystal C. Chavez, with almost 300 more votes.
For the Area 5 seat, vacated by Garry
Couso-Vasquez, who is not running for re-election, Madeline Shapiro leads Michelle Yanez-Jiminez with 60 percent of the vote.
With just 14 percent of precincts reporting, incumbents Judy Chen Haggerty and David Hall showed a large lead in Mt. Sac’s board of trustees race.
They face challenger and political newcomer John Mendoza, of Pomona, for two seats on the governing board.