SMMUSD Board Of Election To Remain Unchanged After All Incumbents Re-Elected
Voters Re-Elect Ben Allen, Maria Leon-Vazquez, and Jose Escarce To SMMUSD School Board
Posted Nov. 6, 2012, 11:13 pm
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will remain unchanged after the three incumbents -- Ben Allen, Maria Leon-Vazquez, and Jose Escarce -- were re-elected Tuesday.
Allen secured the most voter supporter with 17,889 votes (24.57 percent), followed by Leon-Vazquez with 14,294 votes (19.63 percent), and Escarce with 12,803 votes (17.59 percent).
Neither of the three members of the Malibu 'reform slate' -- Craig Foster, Karen Farrer, and Seth Jacobson -- were able to knock off any of the three incumbents who all live in Santa Monica.
Foster came the closest with 11.653 votes (16.01 percent). Farrer trailed him with 9,305 votes (12.78 percent) followed by Jacobson with 6,859 votes (9.42 percent).
Read Friday's edition of The Mirror to hear from the three winning candidates.