Round up of School Board races
Ramirez beats Nagle for high school board
With the caveat that the results are still listed as “unofficial”, the winners of school board races in Sebastopol have been decided. Many of those who ran for school boards in West County were unopposed and are not listed here.
In a race that featured two strong candidates, challenger Debbie Ramirez defeated incumbent Patrick Nagle for the at-large trustee seat for West Sonoma County Union High School. With just over 10,000 votes cast in West County, Ramirez received 54% of the votes to Patrick Nagle’s 46%.
The WSCUHSD board will have three new faces starting in December. In addition to Ramirez, Lewis Buchner for Area 5 and Shawn Chernila for Area 1 ran uncontested.
For Sebastopol Union School District, incumbents Deborah Drehmel and Elizabeth Smith won along with newcomer, Lisa Bauman. Trustee Joseph Pogar Jr finished fourth.
In Forestville, Measure D passed, receiving 64% of the vote. 55% was needed to pass. The measure authorizes a $6.5M bond and has a parcel tax of 2 cents per 100 to repair roofs and other aging infrastructure at Forestville Elementary School as well as support student programs.
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You are right in that the results are not final or official.
They are the results so far.
However, if you look at vote types, https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CA/Sonoma/115630/web.307039/#/detail/59, you will see the large number of people voted by mail-in ballot and they've been counted. Only 425 ballots in the City Council race were from in-person voting. It doesn't mean all mail-in ballots have been counted.
Thanks, Deb. I'll make the correction in the article. Apologies for the error.