With the June 7 election now in the rear view, here are some early results from the races that impact our students and families. Ballots postmarked by June 7 and received before June 14 are still being counted, so it might be weeks more before the close races are marked, official.
Alameda County Supervisor, District 3
- In the Alameda County Supervisor, District 3 race, Rebecca Kaplan and Lena Tam are the top two vote-getters and look primed to face off for a final election in November. Seasoned leaders David Kakishiba and Surlene Grant are in third and fourth place respectively.
Alameda County Superintendent
- In a surprise turn of events, Alysse Castro has passed incumbent L.K. Monroe after Monroe held an early lead. Castro, with 52.8% of the votes, now leads Monroe who has slipped to 47.1% with more votes to count.
Alameda County Board of Education, Area 7
- Cheryl Cook-Kallio leads 53% to Kate Diemh Dao’s 26% and Eric Dillie’s 20.5% and looks poised to serve as the next Alameda County school board trustee.
Oakland Measure C, Library Fund
- It looks like Oakland’s bid to extend its existing library tax will pass comfortably with almost 61,000 “Yes” votes, which adds up to 82 percent of the vote.
We will share more details as more votes are counted so stay tuned! If you want to check out the official Alameda Registrar of Voters page, please click here for the most up-to-date results: https://www.acgov.org/rovresults/247/indexA.htm
What these elections show us is every one of our votes counts. If we want to impact how our public funds are spent and how educational quality, access, and equity are prioritized, we need to register and vote all the way down each ballot. Big shout out to everyone who voted and got educated about the primary elections.