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 Ibañez 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.