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High school board: Challengers, incumbent elected

 

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By Dave Boyce

Almanac Staff Writer

Two new members and one incumbent were elected Tuesday, Nov. 8, to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. The district governs four comprehensive high schools in the southern part of the county, including Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools.

Challengers Carrie B. Du Bois and Allen Weiner topped the tally with 25.2 percent and 22.3 percent of the votes, respectively, followed by three-term incumbent Lorraine Rumley with 19.25 percent, according to unofficial results from the San Mateo County Elections Office. (Any mail-in ballots that arrived on Election Day will be counted later.)

Losing her bid for a fourth term with 19.15 percent was Olivia Martinez, though late returns could change that. Bringing up the rear with 14.1 percent was challenger Larry James Moody of East Palo Alto.

"I've had a wonderful 12 years on the board. I'm very satisfied," Ms. Martinez said in a telephone interview. "The good Lord has another plan for me now and I completely accept that."

Mr. Weiner, in an interview the night before the election, said the issues raised during the campaign may get more attention than they might otherwise have gotten.

"I do think that the campaign has been a useful exercise," Mr. Weiner said. "It would have been nice," he added, if more potential voters had showed up for candidate forums.

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