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Spearman wins East Oakland school board seat

By Katy Murphy
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 at 1:53 pm in School board news.

Alice SpearmanAlice Spearman, the incumbent for the East Oakland-Elmhurst seat on the school board, has avoided a runoff in the three-way race against Doris Limbrick and Beverly Williams.

According to the official results released by the county registrar’s office, Spearman won 50.4 percent of the vote, just over the 50 percent-plus-one-vote she needed to win outright. Limbrick trailed with 32.3 percent, and Williams with 16.6 percent.

There were only 5,642 votes cast in this election, so each one carried a fair amount of weight. In fact, Spearman needed 2,822 votes to win, and netted 2,844.

Spearman said she aimed to push for a policy that would favor local contractors and to work with the city to get developers to set aside 1-2 percent of their housing for teachers.

What do you think about her ideas?

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  • John

    Deborah Edgerly also favored the locals. Although Spearman and Edgerly carry about the same weight, only one is an elected official.