By Katy Murphy
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 10:25 am in Uncategorized.
This tally doesn’t include all of the mail-in ballots that have yet to be counted, but the results for the Oakland school board races and Measure J (which I’ve rounded) are pretty decisive. Two of the three incumbents, London and Hinton Hodge, have won.
District 1: Incumbent Jody London, 76% — defeated Thearse Pecot
District 3: Incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge, 61% (after ranked-choice voting ran its course) — defeated Richard Fuentes and Ben Lang
District 5: Rosie Torres, 54% — defeated Mike Hutchinson in an open race for a seat long held by Noel Gallo.
District 7: James Harris, 57% — defeated Alice Spearman, who has said she might raise a legal challenge again, after the election; Harris lives in Oakland, but in a neighborhood affiliated with the San Leandro school district.
Measure J: 84% (needed 55 percent to pass)
What do you think this outcome will mean for OUSD — besides two new board members?