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.