In the San Diego Unified School District, candidates John Lee Evans, Richard Barrera and Marne Foster clinched spots on the school board in Tuesday's election.
Incumbent Evans captured 52.99 percent of the vote against Mark Powell in District A. Barrera won in an uncontested race and Foster captured the most votes of any candidate in District E.
Evans said the district has come a long way in four years, despite the
worst budget crisis in a generation. During his term, the district spared 1,500 teachers from layoffs, cut millions in administration costs and saw
improvements in students' test scores, Evans said.
Marne will replace outgoing Trustee Shelia Jackson, who represents Southeast San Diego. Foster is a community college teacher and administrator.
In San Diego Community College District B, Bernie Rhinerson won.San Diego Community College District B Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Bernie Rhinerson 131,063 66.10% Scott L. Hasson 67,206 33.90% San Diego Unified School District A Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes John Lee Evans 107,905 52.99% Mark Powell 95,732 47.01% San Diego Unified School District D Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Richard Barrera 169,175 100.00% San Diego Unified School District E Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Marne Foster 135,602 69.56% William S. Ponder 59,352 30.44%
—City News Service contributed to this report.