Kirby-Gonzalez wins board seat
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 5, 2013
West Sacramento voters today used an all-mail election to fill the last year and a half of a vacant four-year seat on the local school board.
The Yolo County Elections Office has released the preliminary results of that vote, and the apparent winner is Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a teacher in the Folsom-Cordova school district. The early count credits her with 2,573 votes, or 50.7 percent of the vote.
She is followed by Francisco Castillo, an official with the StudentsFirst reform organization, who has 1,315 votes (25.9%). The pair campaigned heavily and with tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations. Kirby-Gonzalez drew support form teachers’ unions, and Castillo from StudentsFirst and charter school advocates.
Finishing up the field:
Linh Nguyen, 738 votes (14.5%)
Katherine Gales, 252 votes (5.0%)
and Nicholas Turney, 200 votes (3.9%)
Kirby-Gonzales will fill the last year and a half of the four-year school board term vacated by Sandra Vargas on the Washington Unified School District board of trustees.
More in the next edition of the News-Ledger.
UPDATE, MARCH 6, 2013: The Yolo County Elections Department has updated the results and made them “final and official.” Sarah Kirby Gonzalez was credited with a victory over second-place Francisco Castillo by 51.2% to 26.1%.
Voter turnout in West Sacramento was 5,520 out of 23,141 registered voters, or 23.9%.
For the full vote tally, visit the Yolo County Elections Department page here.
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