Two of three OUSD incumbents are winning

Oakland school board incumbents Jody London and Jumoke Hinton Hodge are beating their opponents after the early returns, while Alice Spearman, the District 7 incumbent, is lagging behind her opponent, James Harris.

In District 5, Rosie Torres is ahead of Mike Hutchinson, 55 to 45.

This is a ranked-choice election; to win outright, Hodge needs 50 percent of the vote. As of 9:30 p.m., she had 45 percent (to Richard Fuentes’ 28 percent and Ben Lang’s 26 percent).

And, last but not least, Prop. 30 is winning (barely), and so is Measure J — the Oakland schools bond. Measure J has gotten tremendous support, with more than 80 percent approval.

You can find the latest election results on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters site. And statewide Proposition results here.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Jessica Stewart

    It has been inspiring to be a part of this. Thank you to the nearly 300 individual volunteers who participated in GO’s work to support James, Jumoke, and Rosie. I feel so lucky to be a part of a movement of parents, teachers, and community leaders that knocked on over 11,000 doors and made over 60,000 calls. Congratulations, everyone. This is a big night for Oakland kids.

  • Mary

    Congratulations to Jumoke Hinton Hodge, Jody London, Rosie Torres and James Harris, and to all the parents, teachers and community members who worked so hard on their election!

  • TheTruthHurts

    Wow! Just wow!

    The table is set. Now get to work.

  • Oaklandotter

    Thank you Oakland for showing such amazing support for Oakland Schools. Over 80 percent yes on J and also strong support for 30.

  • Jim Mordecai

    Jessica Stewart:

    I was on the other side of the GOPS endorsements for school board and worked in opposition to GO’s candidates James, Jumoke, and Rosie.

    Nevertheless, I want to recognize a new political heavy weight to the Oakland political arena; and, I want to congratulate GO’s leadership for the impressive skill they exhibited in organizing the many political volunteers they recruited that provided the victory of their selected school board candidates.

    What should not go unnoticed is that Measure J passed with extraordinary high vote of something like over 80%. And, although there was no organized opposition to Measure J; and unions and teacher organizations backed Measure J; I can’t explain the extraordinary high vote in favor of Measure J without giving credit big-time to the GOPS’s GOTV ground game.

    While I admire and envy GOPS’s power in organizing people and raising huge sums of money, I remain steadfast in opposition to the ideas such as tying teacher evaluation to test scores and growing charter schools, that I associate with GOPS’s agenda.

    Jim Mordecai