Collins, Lopez, Moliga lead in San Francisco school board race – The Examiner
By Laura Waxmann on Nov 6, 2018
Here’s what the SF Examiner had to say about the results of the 2018 election for Board of Education:
Alison Collins, Gabriela Lopez and Faauuga Moliga are in the lead Tuesday night after initial rounds of results were made public in a highly competitive race for three open seats on the San Francisco Board of Education.
The departure of three incumbents left a total of 19 candidates to vie for three open seats on the board.
The diverse slate includes the city’s first Pacific Islander candidate, Chinese and Spanish speaking immigrants and two transgender candidates, as well as special education and charter school advocates.
First results on Tuesday reflected largely mail-in ballots and showed Collins in the lead with 14.12 percent of the votes. Collins continued to lead with 14.53 percent of the votes in a second count, results of which came in minutes before 10 p.m. A third count at 10:45 p.m. showed Collins pulling 14.82 percent of the votes.
“Regardless of whoever wins, I’m excited to be doing the work, we’ve been campaigning for a long time and I want to get busy and create change in schools,” said Collins, who watched the results at an event hosted by the San Francisco Democratic Party in the South of Market neighborhood. “I’m going to keep doing it whether I do it on the board or in another capacity.”