Schools - November 23, 2011

Election: Martinez wins 3rd spot on school board

The San Mateo County Elections Office has confirmed victory for Olivia Martinez, one of two incumbents who ran for re-election to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District.

With the final count reported late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, Ms. Martinez ended up with 12,659 votes, just 77 votes more than fellow incumbent Lorraine Rumley.

Therefore, Ms. Martinez became the third candidate elected to a four-year term on the board. The other two are challengers Carrie B. Du Bois, who garnered the most votes — 16,611 — and Allen S. Weiner, who received 14,669 votes.

A fifth candidate, Larry James Moody, received 9,286 votes.

The Sequoia district board's oversight includes Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools, and the board has a dotted-line relationship with the charter high schools, including Summit Prep and Everest.

— Dave Boyce


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