Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Seven Locks favorites win school board election

School board candidates favored by the Save Seven Locks School coalition won all the contested seats in the November 7 election.

Shirley Brandman, on the SLES Coalition list, won with 63 percent of the vote over Tommy Le.

School board District 1 candidate Judy Docca handily defeated Michael IbaƱez by a margin of 70 to 30 percent. Docca was favored by the SLES coalition.

The District 5 race between incumbent Nancy Navarro (pictured) and Philip Kauffman ended decisively with Navarro, a heroine of transparency and accountability in school decisionmaking, won by a margin of 64 to 36 percent.

That's the good news.

On the down side, District 3 incumbent Patricia O'Neill ran unopposed; she is considered an adversary of neighborhood control of schools and a lapdog of controversial Superintendent Jerry Weast.