Garcia, Acosta-Salazar and Shapiro win seats on Rio Hondo College board

Incumbent Angela Acosta-Salazar, as well as Norma Edith Garcia and Madeline Shapiro, have succeeded in their bid to win one of three open seats on the Rio Hondo College board of trustees.

In the race for the Area 1 seat, which covers the city of El Monte, Garcia bested opponent David Siegrist for the seat currently held by Andre Quintero, who was elected as El Monte mayor in Tuesday’s election.

Garcia won 59 percent of the vote — or 2,318 ballots — while Siegrist, a former Rio trustee, won 41 percent of the vote, or 1,611 ballots.

In the race for the Area 3 seat, which covers the city of Whittier and South El Monte, incumbent Acosta-Salazar easily won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote, or 1,923 ballots cast in her favor. Challenger Crystal Chavez received 1,289 ballots, or abot 40 percent of the vote.

In the race for the Area 5 seat, which covers East Whittier, Madeline Shapiro bested a bid  by former Rio trustee Michelle Yanez-Jiminez in Tuesday’s election. Shapiro got 2,109 votes, or about 57 percent of the vote, while Yanez-Jiminez received 1,582 votes, or 42 percent of the vote.

Board incumbents win back seats at Whittier City School District

With the backing of the district’s teachers union, incumbents Linda Small, Ken Henderson and Efrain Aceves easily won back their board seats at the Whittier City School District in Tuesday’s elections.

They were being challenged by Jackson Elementary School community liaison G. Sylvia Hurtado, who received 993 ballots cast in her favor, or 15 percent of the vote.

Small received the largest amount of votes –  1,824 — while Henderson received about 28 percent of the vote, or 1,789 ballots cast in his favor.

Aceves rounded out the top three, receiving 1,763 ballots in his favor or 27 percent of the vote.

Hernandez, Escobedo, Monge win Los Nietos School District board seats

Special-education aide Marisa B. Hernandez, incumbent Art Escobedo and parent volunteer Silvia Monge have won the race for three open board seats at the Los Nietos School District.

Hernandez was the top votegetter with 563 ballots cast in her favor, which came out to about 27 percent of the vote.

Escobedo won a second term on the board with 483 ballots cast in his favor, or about 23 percent of the vote; and Monge received 312 votes, or about 15 percent of the vote.

Hernandez, Escobedo and Monge had all been endorsed by the Los Nietos Teachers Association.

Incumbents Diana Villalba and Grisel Vasquez trailed in fourth and fifth place, respectively, while challenger David Nava brought in the least amount of votes.

Acosta-Salazar will win back Area 3 seat on Rio Hondo board

Incumbent Angela Acosta-Salazar appears to have successfully won back her Area 3 seat on the Rio Hondo College board of trustees.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, just over 1,900 ballots were cast in Acosta-Salazar’s favor, which translated into nearly 60 percent of the vote.

Challenger Crystal Chavez trailed Acosta-Salazar in results throughout the night. So far, she’s receive 1,279 votes, or about 40 percent of the vote.

Shapiro looks to trump Yanez-Jiminez for Rio Hondo’s Area 5 seat

Former teachers union president Madeline Shapiro seems to be headed for victory in her bid to win the Area 5 seat on the Rio Hondo College board of trustees.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, 2,063 ballots were cast for Shapiro, which translates into about 57 percent of the vote.

Her opponent, Michelle Yanez-Jiminez — a former Rio trustees — received 1,522 ballots, or about 42 percent of the vote.

Garcia poised to win Rio Hondo’s Area 1 seat

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Norma Edith Garcia appears to have won election to the Rio Hondo College board of trustees.

So far, 2,179 ballots — or nearly 59 percent of the vote — have been cast for Garcia to fill the Area 1 seat on the Rio Hondo board, which represents the city of El Monte.

Siegrist, a former Rio trustee, had 1,525 ballots, or about 41 percent of the vote.

Incumbents Small, Henderson, Aceves headed for Whittier City school board victory

Incumbents Linda Small, Ken Henderson and Efrain Aceves were poised to win back their board seats at the Whittier City School District, maintaining a strong lead over challenger G. Sylvia Hurtado in Tuesday’s elections.

With nearly three-quarters of precincts reporting, Small was the top votegetter with 1,437 ballots cast in her favor, or nearly 29 percent of the vote.

Henderson followed closely behind with 1,430 ballots, or 28 percent of the vote; while Aceves garnered 1,369 votes, or 27 percent of the vote.

Hurtado trailed in last place with 795 ballots, or 15 percent of the vote.

Hernandez and incumbents Macias, Avila win South Whittier board seats

Challenger Jorge Hernandez and incumbents Sylvia Macias and Layla Avila have been elected to the South Whittier School board of trustees.

Hernandez, 24, a political newcomer, received 685 votes, or nearly 38 percent of the vote. Macias was the second top votegetter with 443 ballots, or 24 percent of the vote.

Avila, vice president of a national organization that trains teachers, won back her seat as well, receiving 420 votes or 23 percent of the vote.

 

Zamora, Buchanan win Little Lake City SD board seats

Incumbent Hilda Zamora and challenger George Buchanan have won election to the Little Lake City School District board of education.

Zamora, the current board president, easily won re-election with 1,626 ballots cast in her favor, or 43 percent of the vote.

Buchanan won about 26 percent of the vote with 996 ballots cast in his favor. He gets the seat currently held by Gina Almanza-Ramirez, who declined to run for re-election.

 

Hernandez pulls ahead in Los Nietos race; trailed by Escobedo and Monge

Challenger Marisa B. Hernandez has taken over the lead for three open board seats at the Los Nietos School District, followed by incumbent Art Escobedo and challenger Silvia Monge.

With nearly 38 percent of precincts reporting, 415 ballots had been cast for Hernandez, a special-education aide in South Whittier, giving her about 27 percent of the vote. Escobedo had 382 ballots, or nearly 25 percent of the vote; while parent volunteer Monge had 218 ballots, or 14 percent of the vote.

All three had been endorsed by the Los Nietos Teachers Association.

Here are the numbers for the other candidates:

Diana Villalba: 12 percent of the vote, or 197 ballots

Grisel Vasquez, 12 percent of the vote, or 195

David Nava, 8 percent of the vote, or 124 votes