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News - November 11, 2022

Slate leads in Ravenswood City School District board race

by Angela Swartz

A slate of three candidates — made up of two incumbents and a newcomer — are leading the race for the three open seats on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees, according to election night results. The newcomer, educator Laura Nu?ez, leads the pack.

President Mele Latu, Vice President Tamara Sobomehin and former candidate Nu?ez of Ready Set Ravenswood were beating out Manuel L?pez in the early rounds of election results.

"I am awaiting the final results. I know there are a lot of ballots that are still being counted," said Sobomehin in an email. "I'm recalling the election four years ago and newspapers announcing incorrect 'winners' before all the votes were represented. Win or lose, our district is fortunate to have folks who are interested in serving the youth of our community and invested in their achievement. I'm looking forward to the final count!"

Nu?ez led with 1,587 votes as of Wednesday afternoon, or 32.2% of the vote, followed by Latu at 1,233 votes (25.1%) and Sobomehin at 1,224 (24.9%). L?pez trailed with 868 votes, or 17.7%.

"The early results do tell me that I could have done a bigger effort in campaigning," said L?pez in a Wednesday morning statement. "Based on feedback from voters, academic excellence is a high priority for them and it was refreshing for them to hear reasonable proposals on the topic. I am grateful for the support I received despite not having placed signs in the streets or knocked door-to-door."

The county was expected to release an updated vote tally on Thursday, Nov. 10, after The Almanac's Wednesday afternoon press deadline.

Email Staff Writer Angela Swartz at [email protected]

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