The results are in, and Trish Gorham, a teacher at Kaiser Elementary, will be the new president of the Oakland Education Association. She defeated Mark Airgood 639 to 201.
Steve Neat won first vice-president, beating out Tania Kappner 627 to 206. Other contested seats went to Chaz Garcia, Vincent Tolliver, Janan Apaydin, Manny Lopez, Vivian Romero, and Andy Young. All of the winners had been endorsed by out-going president Betty Olson-Jones.
Mark Hurty, the candidate I quoted about OEA needing to be in a better relationship with the district administration, received 314 votes to Apaydin’s 440. None of the three candidates he supported — Angela Badami, Marva McInnis and Cary Kaufman — won.
The turnout? 1,027 valid votes — about 40 percent of the membership.