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Incumbents, Write-In Candidates Advance To November San Diego Unified Board Races B, C

Kevin Beiser, Tom Keliinoi, Michael McQuary and Marcia Nordstrom.

Photo by Courtesy photo, Kris Arciaga and Milan Kovacevic

Above: Kevin Beiser, Tom Keliinoi, Michael McQuary and Marcia Nordstrom.

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m., June 6, 2018

With all precincts reporting, incumbent Kevin Beiser has 91.6 percent of the vote, while write-in candidates have 8.4 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Michael McQuary has 90.7 percent of votes, while write-in candidates have 9.3 percent.

Both candidates ran unopposed until a week before the election when the San Diego County Registrar of Voters certified Tom Keliinoi and Marcia Nordstrom as write-in candidates.

Keliinoi and Nordstrom will also be advancing to the November runoff.

UPDATE: 12:45 a.m., June 6, 2018

With over 60 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbents Kevin Beiser, 91.67 percent of votes, and Michael McQuary, 90.75 percent of votes, advance to the November general election for San Diego Unified School District B and C, respectively.

Both candidates ran unopposed until a week before the election when the San Diego County Registrar of Voters certified Tom Keliinoi and Marcia Nordstrom as write-in candidates.

Keliinoi and Nordstrom will also be advancing to the November runoff.

UPDATE: 9:44 p.m., June 5, 2018

With 19 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Kevin Beiser has taken the lead in the San Diego Unified School District B race. He has 92 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates have 7.63 percent of the vote.

With 12 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Michael McQuary has taken the lead in the San Diego Unified School District C race. He has 91 percent of the votes. Write-in candidates have 9 percent of the vote.

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The race for two seats on the San Diego Unified School Board was almost uncontested. In fact, there’s only one name each on the ballot for seats B and C on the board. Incumbents Kevin Beiser and Michael McQuary were the only candidates who qualified in time for the official ballot.

But the uncontested status changed just one week before election day when the San Diego County Registrar of Voters certified Tom Keliinoi and Marcia Nordstrom as write-in candidates. The Republican-backed competitors had to collect 200 signatures each to qualify.

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Because the top two vote-getters in school board elections must go to a citywide runoff in November, Keliinoi and Nordstrom are likely to gain five more months to campaign. Even a single vote from the candidates themselves would put them in the top two, since each race has just two candidates.

The incumbents are both Democrats, and are supported by the American Federation of Teachers.

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